Pietersen has admitted that he wants to represent England in future series
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is hoping his apology to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the text messages he sent to South African players will help take him a step closer to getting his international career back on track.
Pietersen’s sent an apology through his agent after he was found guilty of sending derogatory text messages about Test captain Andrew Strauss and England coach Andy Flower to South African pace bowler Dale Steyn and wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.
However, some cricket pundits believe that a word of apology will not be enough to solve the issue at hand, since the England team have never been so divided in such a long time.
The ECB have told Pietersen that only an act of remorse would be sufficient enough for them to consider picking him for future series, and that this apology is just a starting point for the batsman.
According to The Telegraph, both Pietersen and the ECB are expected to issue further statements soon.
One person Pietersen really has to mend his relationship with is Andrew Strauss, whose motto has always been unity and personal responsibility.
Pietersen and Strauss are set to have a discussion about the whole series of incidents, which some cricket pundits believe is the key reason as to why England lost their world number one Test team ranking to South Africa.