Exiled English star batsman, Kevin Pietersen is now being backed by the Jamaican cricketer, Chris Gayle, who said that it’s England’s loss if Pietersen doesn’t play as he is one player who’s rated number 1 in their team for all three formats of the game.
Pietersen was indefinitely removed from the National after last year’s whitewash Ashes defeat in Australia and has been out of reckoning since then, even after his maiden triple-century for Surrey, he was informed within hours by Strauss that there is no imminent prospect of him playing for England again.
“He should be playing for England, there are no two ways about, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) might have their reasons but we would love to see your best player in action, out in the middle entertaining, It doesn’t matter which format of the game it is” said the swashbuckling Gayle.
Meanwhile Pietersen is in the Caribbean gearing up to play for the St Lucia Zouks in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this month.
“One of the best players England has ever produced. But it’s your loss. KP is looking forward to the CPL. England don’t want him? We will take him. He will entertain the fans. We will make some sales off him, sell some tickets. It should be fantastic. The CPL is going to be one big party,” Gayle added.