In 2009, Pietersen, now retired, turned one of many highest paid IPL gamers when Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for a whopping Rs 9.eight crore. But with the cash got here the jealousy of the workforce, in keeping with Vaughan.
“I think there was a lot of jealousy. And the players will completely deny it now but I think there was at the time when Kevin was on a massive contract,” Vaughan instructed ‘Fox Sports’.
Pietersen additionally had a serious fallout with the then captain Andrew Strauss attributable to their variations as regards to the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) reluctance to permit participation within the IPL.
“It wasn’t anything other than that Kev around that time wanted to go to the IPL. That’s how it all started to blow up and that’s when those factions came into play,” he stated.
According to Vaughan, Pietersen believed enjoying within the IPL with different high worldwide gamers would assist in the event of the ODI workforce.
“He was saying to the team he wanted to play because it would further the development of the one-day team and all the one-day players would get the chance to play there and improve their game,” he added.
However, a number of members of the workforce felt Pietersen was solely after the cash. “They deemed that he just wanted to go for the money. He was on a big contract while not many of the other players were even getting sniffed at,” he stated. “It was very much Kevin against the team in terms of that one,” he added.
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