Kolkata: England Twenty20 skipper Graeme Swann on Friday said that his remarks that Kevin Pietersen was not a natural leader have not strained their relationship and the issue was not a distraction in the ongoing India tour.
Swann had written in his autobiography 'The Breaks Are Off' that Pietersen was not a natural leader and should not have captained England.
Asked about his remarks against Pietersen ahead of their one-off Twenty20 International against India in Kolkata on Saturday, Swann said, "My relationship with KP has unchanged. It's fine. I am afraid people churned out stories that did not exist."