Kevin Pietersen Slams Sky Commentators, Blames Them for Ending His Career

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Kevin Pietersen takes a dig at Sky Sports commentators. (Photo by Robert Cianflone – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen has recently slammed commentators working for British broadcasting giant Sky Sports while blaming them for shortening his International career.

Meanwhile, the 37-year-old Natal-born Pietersen enjoyed his stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a commentator.

However, he recently returned to his country – to make a return during the later stages of the tournament.

Kevin Pietersen Slams Sky Commentators, Blames Them for Ending His Career
Pietersen recently bids adieu to cricket following the culmination of PSL. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The swashbuckling batsman Pietersen is one of the most controversial English cricketers who doesn’t shy away from any dispute.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) dropped Pietersen from the squad in the wake of a poor outing in 2014 Ashes. However, the board official raised trust issue as the reason behind his sacking.

Text message saga was one of the incidents which made a massive gap between the South Africa-born Pietersen and board as well as a skipper. Andrew Strauss.

Moreover, the former English skipper Strauss too had faced multiple challenges while handling Pietersen when he was serving as a Team Director of the England cricket.

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Pietersen slams Sky Sports Commentators:

On April 22 (Sunday), the batsman took a dig at the commentary panel of English sports channel Sky Sports.

Known for his adamant approach, Pietersen took to Twitter – to slam the commentators saying that the commentary panel is enjoying the IPL as they are making huge money by broadcasting the IPL.

Kevin Pietersen also revealed that the same commentators were against IPL.  They were also not ready to allow the English players feature in the cash-rich league.

SKY’s commentators now cashing in on the @IPL. The same ones that played a major part in ending my England career. Hilarious how the IPL isn’t viewed as a tournament for mercenaries who only care about cash…!” Pietersen tweeted.

Meanwhile, Pietersen made his debut in 2005 and last played for the country in 2014 during the Ashes series. He made 8,181 runs in 104 Tests for England with the help of 23 tons.

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