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Pietersen looks to ex-captains for advice


England captain Kevin Pietersen has said he is trying to take as much advice from former captains and retain them in his system so he can call on all that experience when he needs them.

Pietersen’s in-experience on the captaincy front came to the fore in some of his tactics in the Chennai Test, which England lost in spite of setting India a fourth innings target of 387.

On the flight out of Chennai, while heading to Mohali for the second Test, Pietersen is said to have sat next to Mike Brearley, the former England skipper, known to have one of the shrewdest cricketing brains.

The duo were said to exchange thoughts, and Pietersen surely would be wiser after the conversation with Brearley.

He even spoke to Michael Atherton, who is in India doing television commentary.

Pietersen said about his chats with former captains, “I’ve been getting advice from former players and captains on things I might have tweaked on the final day of the First Test.”

“I listened and took note. So, if the going gets tough, they are the sort of things I’ll remember and turn to,” he said.

Source:Cricket News

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