KP’S COMEBACK CHAT JUST NUTS!
MATTHEW HOGGARD thinks his former team-mate Kevin Pietersen has NO CHANCE of playing for England again and insists new ECB chairman Colin Graves was “careless” to suggest otherwise.
Hoggard, an Ashes winner alongside Pietersen in 2005, sees no way back for the outspoken batsman despite Graves’ indication he would be considered for action again should he re-commit to county cricket and make a success of it.
Pietersen reacted positively to that, but Hoggard rates the entire scenario as fanciful and questions the logic of raising the issue in public.
“I don’t think he has even half a chance of coming back,” said Hoggard. “I think KP is too far removed from this side, with too much water under the bridge for him to come back.
“So it’s a fairly careless statement from the new chairman. It makes stories at a time England don’t need any more bad press.
“At the ECB you’ve got one set of people saying, ‘Absolutely no chance, no way’ – then you have Colin saying the opposite.