Friday, 27 March 2009

Kevin Pietersen And His Big Mouth

Poor Kevin.

Stuck in a job where you're required to play cricket.

Forced to travel to far flung destinations.

Paid a huge amount by the ECB for the privilege.

Separated from his ice-skating wife for months at a time.

What a hard life.

KP admitted that "it's been a heck of a tough time and I'm at the end of my tether now. Really and truly I can't wait to get home."

Even more comforting, he says "I'm ready to do a Robinho and disappear back home!"


NWG is sure that England cricket and its fans feel reassured that their supposedly 'star' player feels so positive about the game.

Will this stop him from going to South Africa for the IPL?



adverbin said...

I suspect it is the dressing room dynamics which has dispirited him.
NWG, would you pleeeease correct the spelling - 'bare to watch' (Pick of the week). Yeah, men are perverts.

Rob said...

KP lives on Kevin world. A place where you say "He is a fantastic cricketer" when you mean "he is in the side". Where "I am really committed" means "erm". Where "I am at the end of my tether" means "Everybody, look at me".

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Adverbin - apologies.

Rob - the mention of some type of Kevin world is scaring NWG. King Kevin would rule all and no one would be allowed to criticise him. Sounds no fun at all.

GoodCricketWicket said...

Let's all give the guy a break.

Adverbin, perhaps it had something to do with the ECB appearing to agree with him about Moores, but sacking him anyway.

If I had been sacked/demoted from my job in the way he was, I would have told them to stuff the West Indies from the beginning.

What he said was that he was "drained", not "desperate to make a quick buck in the IPL" or "can't be bothered any more".

Amy said...

I think it's illegal to give KP a break. Otherwise, he'd get breed an even more genetically-mutated high horse.

Just saying.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Amy - NWG agrees. It's not like he's got the world's toughest job. Strauss has that now.

GoodCricketWicket said...

Amy - GCW sees the error of his ways, and plans to turn himself in just as soon as...oh, to hell with it - Long Live KP!

At least it gives us something to talk about. Imagine an England team of XI Collingwoods.

adverbin said...

GoodCricketWicket, I agree. But also add getting backstabbed by team mates (Freddie/Harmy and whoever else) and then having to play alongside them has compounded his feelings of isolation.
I don't understand why the English pull down their best player. KP is no more arrogant than Yuvraj / Gambhir / Sreesanth / Harbhajan. We ignore their private lives so long as they perform else just discard them.

GoodCricketWicket said...

Adverbin, I don't know why we do it either. I personally like Pietersen because he scores more runs than anybody else in the team.

If to do so he needs to be a bit abrasive and arrogant, then I am willing to accept that.

It is said that to be a great player you have to have that certain touch of arrogance. Perhaps that is one reason why us English aren't really that good at cricket any more.