Kevin Pietersen, the former star English batsman has taken a dig at the current schedule of cricketing set by ECB.
Following the Ben Stokes’ retirement from One -Day Internationals recently has sparked major criticism towards the mental and physical toll of hectic world cricket on players.
The statement from the English Test Captain reflects as he feels vulnerable and unsustainable playing all three formats and thinks himself of taking place of another cricketer who may give the team their best and progress in making incredible memories like he has in the past 11 years. He played his final odi this tuesday in Durham with a career total of 2924 runs with an average of 38.99 in 105 matches. Stokes has taken 74 wickets in 88 innings at a decent economy of 6.05.
The exhausting amount of cricket being played especially for all format batsmen has taken the aspect of debate in the cricketing world.
Kevin Pietersen came out to the issue with a tweet on Tuesday , 19th July.
He mentioned the schedule being horrendous and unwell as he once claimed ,later retired from ODIs. He thereby also added the unfair act of ECB banning him from T20Is.
Pietersen has contributed as a top batter for English side yet has been in a bitter-sweet relationship with ECB . He has played 104 Tests, 136 ODIs and 37 T20Is for England scoring 8181, 4440, 1176 runs in the three formats respectively. He played for several IPL franchises aswell.
Another former England captain Michael Vaughan spoke on how both bilateral series and franchise cricket cannot work concurrently.
He stressed on the cricket boards around the world with the intention of growth for their Franchise tournaments than solely emphasing on international cricket. Vaughan has reflected discontent on seeing young batsman retire as early as at the age of 31, through his twitter handle the past monday.