New Delhi: Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has revealed that when his side was touring India and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack took place, they "felt it to the bone".
England were playing a One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cuttack on November 26, the day the attacks started. The last two of the seven-match ODI series were cancelled, casting a doubt over the following two-match Test series as England headed home.
"We lost every single one-day game in India. Then, the start of the Mumbai attacks changed everything; 173 people were killed. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where we had stayed a fortnight earlier, and were due to return in a couple of weeks' time, was at the centre of the tragedy. This wasn't like some remote event we saw on TV. We felt it to the bone," Pietersen writes in his autobiography "KP" which was released last month.