KP looking forward to Delhi trip

Stylish batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was bought for a hefty Rs 9 crore ($1.5 million) at the IPL-7 auction, feels more loved in India than back home in England. 

When a presenter of the IPL host broadcaster asked Pietersen on phone whether he felt more loved in the cricket-crazy nation after what transpired back home earlier in the month, the 33-year-old said : “Umm, I don’t know... It feels that way at the moment.”

“It feels great to be with the Delhi family. We have got a strong team this around. It is now a matter of gelling together as a unit,” said Pietersen. The South African born player said he was really looking forward to work with former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten.

“Gary has an outstanding cricketing brain. He is one of the coaches I wanted to work with. Hopefully, we will have a great run under him.” Pietersen and Dinesh Karthik are in the running to lead the Daredevils.   

“I would like to be in a leadership role in some way, whether it is captaincy or helping out the leader and the youngsters in the team,” said Pietersen.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry