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About the Pietersen storm

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, to promote an autobiography which was published yesterday, Kevin Pietersen hit out at the "horrendous" bullying by some of his former England teammates and accused former coach Andy Flower of "ruling by fear".

Despite being England's all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, the South Africa-born batsman was sensationally axed after the team's 2013/14 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

The England and Wales Cricket Board then gave several convoluted explanations as to why the former captain had been discarded, citing the need to "support" current skipper Alastair Cook as a central reason.

"Why was I sacked? I'd love to know," said Pietersen.

The 34-year-old added that he'd been shocked by the way senior bowlers Graeme Swann, Stuart 
Broad and James Anderson as well 
as currently injured wicketkeeper 
Matt Prior abused fielders for 
dropping catches. - AFP.