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Michael Vaughan says England players were jealous of Kevin Pietersen's massive IPL contract
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Michael Vaughan says England players were jealous of Kevin Pietersen's massive IPL contract

Former captain Michael Vaughan has claimed that many England players were jealous of their then teammate Kevin Pietersen after the maverick batsman landed a "massive contract" in the Indian Premier League.

Kevin Pietersen should not have played for England after text-gate, says Michael Vaughan
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Kevin Pietersen should not have played for England after text-gate, says Michael Vaughan

Former captain Michael Vaughan feels Kevin Pietersen should not have been picked for England again after the 2012 text-gate scandal where he was accused of sending unsavoury messages about his skipper Andrew Strauss to the opposition team during the course of a Test match.

Former cricketers name pacer Lasith Malinga as greatest bowler in IPL history
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Former cricketers name pacer Lasith Malinga as greatest bowler in IPL history

Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Lasith Malinga was rated as greatest bowler in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) by his contemporaries, who are also commentators.

Kevin Pietersen says MS Dhoni is arguably the greatest skipper ever
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Kevin Pietersen says MS Dhoni is arguably the greatest skipper ever

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says two-time World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably the greatest captain ever.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen rates Pakistan's Mohammad Asif as most difficult bowler to face
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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen rates Pakistan's Mohammad Asif as most difficult bowler to face

Asif along with teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were handed lengthy suspensions by the International Cricket Council over their involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal in England

Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann says he and Kevin Pietersen openly disliked each other
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Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann says he and Kevin Pietersen openly disliked each other

Part of a hugely successful English side, Swann and Pietersen played pivotal roles in England reaching the pinnacle in the world rankings and claiming the Ashes series at both home and away

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Roger Federer to Kevin Pietersen, a look at how the sporting world is coping with self-isolation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Roger Federer to Kevin Pietersen, a look at how the sporting world is coping with self-isolation

We at Firstpost take a look at what sportspersons around the world have been getting up to in self-isolation this week

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli says team needs to rediscover 'joy of cricket' to end title drought
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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli says team needs to rediscover 'joy of cricket' to end title drought

Star-studded Bangalore have reached three finals of the Twenty20 league but are one of only three existing franchises, along with Delhi and Punjab, not to have won the title

Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga
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Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga

Strauss and Pietersen had a major fallout due to their difference of opinion with regards to ECB policy on IPL.

IPL 2020: 'I do truly believe it should happen', Kevin Pietersen bats for condensed version of tournament behind closed doors
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IPL 2020: 'I do truly believe it should happen', Kevin Pietersen bats for condensed version of tournament behind closed doors

The COVID-19 pandemic may have indefinitely stalled all sporting activities but former England captain Kevin Pietersen still "truly believes" the 13th edition of IPL should happen the moment there is a window of opportunity.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India captain Virat Kohli calls for 'sense of unity' to prevail during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India captain Virat Kohli calls for 'sense of unity' to prevail during lockdown

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been "difficult and intense" and urged people to show a "sense of unity" in country's battle against the unprecedented health crisis.

Playing Test cricket has made me better person, says Virat Kohli during Instagram chat with Kevin Pietersen
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Playing Test cricket has made me better person, says Virat Kohli during Instagram chat with Kevin Pietersen

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said he became a better person by playing Test cricket, calling the format a representation of life where one doesn't have the option of quitting when the going gets tough.

Coronavirus pandemic: Kevin Pietersen reaches out to India on COVID-19 awareness in Hindi
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Coronavirus pandemic: Kevin Pietersen reaches out to India on COVID-19 awareness in Hindi

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Friday urged Indian citizens to follow government directions on self-isolation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, posting a message in Hindi with some help from his former IPL teammate Sreevats Goswami.

India vs West Indies: Brian Lara says excessive pressure on Rishabh Pant is unnecessary, wicket-keeper needs time to mature
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India vs West Indies: Brian Lara says excessive pressure on Rishabh Pant is unnecessary, wicket-keeper needs time to mature

Rishabh Pant is enduring a woeful run of form and has struggled to make an impact both with the bat and behind the stumps.

Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry
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Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry

After Ben Stokes' scintillating knock at Headingley helped England level the Ashes, we revisit some of the greatest batting performances in cricket's oldest rivalry.

Ashes 2019: Touching the Void — England drag themselves out of deepest abyss to register famous win at Headingley
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Ashes 2019: Touching the Void — England drag themselves out of deepest abyss to register famous win at Headingley

Something beyond comprehension happened at Headingley to drag England out of their abyss. It is, after the volcanic heat of Ben Stokes' genius, cool heads that will stop them slipping back down.

Ashes 2019: From Kevin Pietersen's debut Ashes half-century to Ashton Agar's record 98 after walking in at number 11, top ten Ashes innings of 21st century
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Ashes 2019: From Kevin Pietersen's debut Ashes half-century to Ashton Agar's record 98 after walking in at number 11, top ten Ashes innings of 21st century

From Kevin Pietersen's arrival on the Test scene to Mike Hussey's splendid return to form, we take a look at the best Ashes knocks in this century.

Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium
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Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium

From England's nail-biting victory at Edgbaston in 2005 to Australia's memorable victory in the first-ever day-night Ashes match 12 years later, we revisit some of the most memorable encounters between the two sides from this millennium.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's date with destiny result of ODI cricket taking precedence over Ashes
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's date with destiny result of ODI cricket taking precedence over Ashes

Even before the World Cup started, this was England's best-ever chance to win a World Cup. With one game to go, that is even truer.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia's Nathan Lyon says it is England's title to lose ahead of semi-final clash against hosts
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia's Nathan Lyon says it is England's title to lose ahead of semi-final clash against hosts

Australia's Nathan Lyon has tried to ramp up the pressure on England by insisting 'it's their World Cup to lose' ahead of a hugely anticipated semi-final clash between the arch-rivals