London: Kevin Pietersen has labelled Graeme Swanns recent autobiography as not a clever book after his England teammate criticised his leadership abilities in his book, stating that he is not a natural leader.Pietersen, in an interview with the BBC, on Monday, insisted he had a good relationship with Swann and that the fall-out from the off-spinners book would have no bearing on Englands team spirit, ahead of their upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Things are absolutely fine, said Pietersen. It was Swanny…Swanny likes to talk. Its not a clever book in the middle of your career, but its not affecting anything thats going on in the team for sure.
When we go to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in a couple of weeks time, the team will be as united as ever and thats not going to change for one second because of a book, star batsman Pietersen insisted. Pietersen was briefly Englands captain in all formats, but resigned in January 2009 after questioning the credentials of then coach Peter Moores, who was sacked from his post.
Their exits paved the way for the successful alliance between current Test captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower, that this year took England to the top of the world Test rankings. (AFP)