Star batsman Kevin Pietersen says he would have no issues playing under Alastair Cook if recalled to the England Test side.
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Pietersen was axed by the ECB in the aftermath of England’s 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia last year, however incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has left the door open for the batsman’s return.
The 34-year-old was granted an early release from his IPL contract to take up a deal with County side Surrey as he aims to make a return to the England set-up.
In a column for The Telegraph, Pietersen wrote that he had no issues with Cook and said he was a “nice guy”.
“A lot has been said about my book, but my side of the story had to come out. To make it clear, I never had any issues with Alastair Cook,” Pietersen said.
“I said in my book that I was disappointed he could not look me in the eye during that meeting but there is no issue with me.
“He is a nice guy. He is one of England’s greatest ever cricketers. He has 25 Test hundreds. Of course I can play with Alastair again. Likewise, of course I can play under Peter Moores.”