Pietersen happy to end on a high

Published: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:22 [IST]
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Pietersen happy to leave on high

Durban: Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Kevin Pietersen was happy to end his IPL campaign on a winning note and hoped that his team will carry on the winning momentum in the IPL tournament.

Bangalore Royal Challengers beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling match at Durban on Wednesday.

Pietersen who played his last match for Bangalore Royal Challengers in this season returned to England for the series against West Indies starting next week at Lord's.

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Although Royal Challengers started their IPL campaign in style by defeating the defending champions Rajasthan Royals, the team lost their next four matches in succession.

"Yes, I am very happy. We won the first game, didn't go quite as planned in the middle but to go back now winning the last game feels great. Hopefully, the boys will carry forward from here and use the momentum for the rest of the tournament," said Pietersen.

Pietersen was happy about his experience in IPL's second season and he praised IPL's role in grooming young talented players.

"IPL the best academy in the world. For the young players to play with experienced internationalism no coach can teach these youngsters anything compared to what they learn in the six to eight weeks that they are around these guys and all these excellent coaches." Pietersen said.

Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff were the the most expensive players of the Indian Premier League after being sold for a whopping $1.55 million.


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