Pietersen interested in becoming batting consultant once he retires

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“He has some good points and stands at the side of the net, gives me re-assurance about what I am doing, and it is all very, very simple”

Flamboyant England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he is interested in becoming a batting consultant once he retires from international cricket.

Pietersen, who is England’s highest run-scorer in all three formats combined, has already taken the first step to accomplishing his dream, whereby he is helping train some of the lower order batsmen in preparation for the upcoming Ashes series against arch-rivals Australia, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.

England pace bowler Steven Finn is one of Pietersen’s pupils and he stated that the South African-born batsman was a “very good” coach.

“He is very good,” Finn said. “He’s helped me quite a lot over the last few years and as he’s a tall man too he talks to me about how I approach it and how I am batting.

“He has some good points and stands at the side of the net, gives me re-assurance about what I am doing, and it is all very, very simple.

“I would say he is very good at it. He has been through everything, he has had hard times, he has had questions about whether he is coping with things, he’s been there and done everything.

“Mature is the wrong word, but I think everyone develops with age. I think he genuinely enjoys it and I think he genuinely enjoys seeing the younger guys and the older guys for that matter improve the team.”

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