Pietersen struggling with great expectations

Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 11:27 [IST]
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London: A majority of the English Test players are expecting the unexpected from new captain Kevin Pietersen.

“I"m sure Kev will bring in new and innovative stuff. Everyone has their own way of doing things and, Kev is a bit eccentric and different. His approach to the job will be different to everyone else," The Sun quoted wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose, as saying ahead of the Oval Test against the South Africans, which begins on Thursday.

“I wouldn"t expect anything but that from him. It"s exciting. They say geniuses are wired slightly differently. Kev works off a slightly different sheet to the rest of us. He thinks in different ways to everybody else. There aren"t many who would think to turn around and hit a ball left-handed out of the park when you are a right-handed bat. It goes to show how his mind works and I"m sure he will bring that to the captaincy," Ambrose added.

Ambrose is also sure that the burden of captaincy will not affect Pietersen"s natural game, saying that his skipper has an exceptional talent and is a focused person.

“The dressing room will be right behind him. Hopefully, it"s the start of a new era," he said. (ANI)


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