Kolkata: England's star performer in their only win in the lone T20 match against India, Kevin Pietersen on Saturday revealed that he had to beg the coach for a berth in the playing eleven at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
"I have grown up as a kid wanting to play in Kolkata (the Eden Gardens) and missed out on a one-day game. It was something that I was not really happy about... I begged the coach and said if I could stay and get onto the park tonight," said Pietersen at the post-match press conference.
"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't sore. A broken finger is a broken finger," said the middle-order batsman, who scored a match-winning 39-ball 53 in England's 121 chase over India.