Melbourne: Colourful England batsman Kevin Pietersen rebuffed suggestions Tuesday he might be next to quit after Graeme Swann's shock exit and expressed "less than zero" interest in the spinner's retirement saga.
Pietersen, who notched his 100th Test during this Ashes series in Brisbane, also brushed off questions about the tourists' troubled Australia campaign signalling a changing of the guard for the side following Swann's retirement and return home of Jonathan Trott with a stress-related illness. (Read: Clarke vows all-out attack on England as Australia push for 5-0)
"I'm 33 years of age, I'm batting as well as I've ever batted," the English linchpin told reporters in Melbourne when asked whether he could be the next to call it a day. (Read: Graeme Swann's grandmother blames 'nasty' Aussies for off-spinner's retirement)