Kevin Pietersen has let it be known that he is willing to sacrifice everything in order to play for England again in a column he has penned in the Daily Telegraph.
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The 34-year-old has been out of the team for 14 months, having been dropped from the squad following the Ashes whitewash against Australia.
Well publicised spats with several prominent team members had left most to think that he would never play for England again.
However, incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves claimed that he could come back to the side if he scored runs in the County Championship, and Pietersen has made efforts to do so. The South African born player has cancelled his lucrative deal with the Hyderabad Sunrisers to play for Surrey.
He has even donated what wages he will get to charity to dispel rumours that he is only in it for the money. The batsman has also made it clear that he has no issues with current captain Alastair Cook.
He said: “To make it clear, I never had any issues with Alastair Cook. 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. When I was captain last time around, I simply told the board I needed to go out and concentrate on my batting. I felt I could not captain the team at that time but I should just carry on doing what I do out on the field. That is my job.”
Finally, he added: “I want to give this a go because I am desperate to play for England again. I do not see any bad coming from it. There is so much more good.”