Hussain: No way back for KP after book

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels former batsman Kevin Pietersen has no chance of playing for England again, given the nature of his autobiography, even though Hussain does agree with much of the contents.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels former batsman Kevin Pietersen has no chance of playing for England again, given the nature of his autobiography, even though Hussain does agree with much of the contents.

Pietersen has alleged that a 'bullying' culture exited in the dressing room, led by senior players, and that fielders who dropped a catch or made a mistake would be harshly treated. Hussain agreed with that statement.

Hussain told <i>Sky Sports</i>: "It really tells you a lot about team spirit … always there when you're winning but always fades away when you're losing.

"A lot of the stuff I've read (from Kevin) this afternoon, I've nodded at and agreed with … about shouting at players in the outfield.

"Team spirit is about respect. What happened in the end was that the respect had gone, between Kevin and his team-mates.

"Once you lose that respect, and then start losing games of cricket, I'm afraid the wheels can only come off."

Hussain went on to say that Pietersen's time could have been better spent playing for Surrey and doing well with the bat to make the ECB feel the pinch, rather than concentrating on his tell-all tome.

He added: "Some of the stuff he writes in this book, I can't see any way back for him.

"The best way to answer his critics, and pile the pressure on Cook and the ECB was to go out there and smash hundreds for Surrey.

"He never did that, and is letting his book do the talking instead of his batting."

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