Former England captain Michael Vaughan who played cricket with Kevin Pietersen has asked him to prove his love for England and leave Indian Premier League to play for country. On Monday incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves stated that if Kevin plays well in county the doors are open for him to get return in the English side again.
Vaughan said, “You say it for a while you want to play for England – prove it! Give up your IPL deal, go and play for, say, Surrey – freezing cold away at Derby.”
Kevin Pietersen was pleased after getting these kind of hopes from Graves and he mentioned that he would be happy to play for England again. HKP also commented that he’d talk with some friends and people to take decision on it. This clearly indicated that he was talking about his contracts with IPL and CPL t20 leagues franchises.
Pietersen was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction for 2 Crores INR. So KP has to take decision whether he wants to play for England or SRH.
Michael Vaughan also said, “If Kevin is going to do exactly what he’s been saying and he’s desperate to play (for England), he will play county cricket and I will pretty much guarantee that he will score plenty of runs doing it.”