Pietersen: England right to snub me

"It seems to be the right decision at the moment"

“It seems to be the right decision at the moment”

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has had a lot to say ever since he was axed from the national team after the 2013-14 Ashes series and none of it has beenĀ positive until now.

Pietersen tried to revive his international career this year and gave the national selectors something to think about when he made 326 not out for Surrey against Leicestershire in May. Later that same month, there was increasing speculation that the 35-year-old would don an England jersey for the first time since the 2013-14 Ashes series when the national team played New Zealand on home soil.

However, that day never came as the national selectors opted to stick with their usual group of players and also bring in some fresh faces.

Even though they drew 1-1 with New Zealand in the two-Test series, England showed their true colours by beating Australia 3-2 to regain the Ashes. As a result of their spectacular performance, Pietersen believes that the national selectors, and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director of cricket Andrew Strauss in particular, were right to snub him for the marquee event.

“Absolutely it seems to be the right decision at the moment,” he told reporters. “He [Strauss] had a decision to make, he made his decision and it’s turned out absolutely fine: England won the Ashes.

“At the time I would have said, ‘Ridiculous, nonsense.’ I might have said something stronger to him. But look, England have won the Ashes and I’m not a negative person. I am so positive. I am buzzing England have done what they have done.”

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