There is a very loose parallel here with Somerset's decision to dispense with Viv Richards all those years ago. Richards was probably far easier to play along side than Pietersen but back then there were players who said that they were somehow stifled and reduced by Richards' presence in the dressing room. The implication was that they would be transformed as cricketers once Richards had gone. One year on they were just the same.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Vic Marks on the sacking of Kevin Pietersen
Good sense, as ever, from the sage of Somerset. Here he is writing in tomorrow's Observer: