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At last, the mercurial and phenomenally talented Kevin Pietersen’s journey is set to cross to the next step with his ascendancy to the throne of English cricket. The South Africa born flamboyant Pietersen has been made the Captain of the Lions after his predecessor Michael Vaughan resigned from the post immediately after loosing the 3rd Test to South Africa.
While Pietersen exuded confidence in his first press conference at Lords, cricket pundits are not convinced about elvating him to the post as yet specially when a cool customer like Andrew Strauss has been such a regular member of the team.
acording to former England captain Mike Atherton, the national selectors and the board have taken a gamble that is not calculated. True, he is currently the best player and sports high profile life. But, his attacking attitude might come in his way to perform his jobs. Atherton also argues that the move might backfire at selectors if Pietersen’s batting performance goes down. (more…)