October 8, 2014 § 2 Comments
STRICTLY PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL
The following doossier was compiled by team member Ian Bell (IB) during a three-year reconnaissance/revenge mission against ex-England cricket member Kevin Pietersen (KP) between the years 2011 and 2014. During these three years IB took down and noted every single individual example of KP’s obstructive, uncooperative and frankly barmy behaviour, which flew contrary to every single law set down by team management AF, Andrew Strauss (D) and Graham Gooch (GG). We thank Belly for his help and recommend he be awarded a lifetime central contract for services to English cricket, if not the Victoria Cross.
1. Nov 21-25 2011: KP whistles the tune to “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” every time he sees AF, including throughout a team meeting. At times he whistles louder, such as when AF is speaking to him directly. When IB speaks to him he whistles the tune to what sounds like The Blue Oyster Bar at the top of his lungs. KP has also been assuming funny voices when responding to AS’s questions, sometimes speaking in a mock-Scottish voice, other times shaking his head from side to side and assuming an Indian accent.
2. January 5-9 2012: KP disobeys team orders and goes out drinking with several younger members of the team,including Matt Prior, Michael Vaughan and WG Grace. The grooming of these young cricketers is taken to be one of the most serious disciplinary offence under ECB Laws passed in 1878. On witnessing this, AF approaches KP and asks him to explain why he is attempting to corrupt innocence. KP responds by shrieking “Jawohl Mein Herr!” Later KP suggests to AF they “bury the hatchet” and have a beer. AF suggests something stronger. In end neither was able to find compromise and KP walked out of Lords whistling.
3. April 2012: As team morale wilts under bout of curry-fuelled gastoenteritis, KP uses FIVE sheets of toilet paper instead of the stipulated two during the Delhi game. This leaves less able member of the team, Less Able Seaman Jonathan Trott, unable to complete toilet and deprived of toilet allowance. KP then instigates bullying programme vs JT calling him Less Able Seaman to extent that JT is unable to visit toilet at all from embarrassment. Unable to toilet for five days Trott was eventually forced to leave tour and return to England to empty bowels.
4. January to March 2013: KP asks team to refer to him as Hamlet throughout the India tour and will not spake not unless referenced thus. When asked why he wishes to be called thus, replies simply, “I have of late, wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth.” Is also heard referring to Matt Prior as “that beast with two backs”. (ECB Note.2: Pietersen has what is known as a narcissistic complex. This manifests itself in strange behaviour and causes him to behave in self-laudatory fashion, which is disliked by the other egos in the team).
5. March to February 2012: During the Lord’s Test versus Australia KP indulges in a habit of reading team newspaper alone on the balcony, focusing only on sections about himself. Reads self-complimentary passages out loudly with a smile or asks team member IB to read out passage to him. At the end of the reading session deliberately leaves the newspaper in a puddle, rendering it soggy and unreadable for rest of team. This is felt most keenly by AC the intellectual of the group who had eagerly been waiting to read the Funday Times.
6. During the Adelaide Test in 2013 KP gets himself out off his third delivery when attempting to pull a good length ball into the grandstand. Questioned by AF as to why he has attempted such a shot so early KP responds: “I’ve only got two gears, mate. Neutral and fucking fast.” Graeme Swann challenges him on this stating he may only have two gears– “neutral and fucking stupid.” KP is later seen to enter to toilet indicating violent rage and ungentlemanly conduct.
7. On 15th March 2013, his last Test Match, KP runs into the dressing room and shouts– ” I’ve got a weapon of mass destruction. No one’s gonna fire me.” When challenged by Lord’s security as to what he meant he says he was simply making metaphorical reference to his penis. Members of the team are shocked by this grotesque use of language and shun KP for the rest of the tour.
AF testimony: Ehehehehe, nightly did I give Kevin his homework to complete. But KP put in far too little effort into his work this term. He appears to be capable of producing work of high quality but his innings are always too short and rushed. The only way he will get a reasonable average is by working hard. One evening, on the wing, I didst seek out KP in all the bars in Perth, and yet I saw him not. On returning to the hotel I was violently accosted by men dressed in Smurfs outfits who accused me of being a Nosferatu and left me hospitalised. For this I blame KP.
October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Today I am deeply vindicated, 100% relieved, a martyr to the cause and yet I have of late, wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth.
With the publication of my autobiography I’m starting a new chapter in my life. A chapter that will eventually become chapter 1 in my next autobiography “JFK and KP: The Conspiracy.” But first let me reflect on the book that I have written, “I KP”, the book which is also destined to become a metaphor for the symbol that is “KP.”
Yes it’s been a hard time. It’s been a time where I’ve plummeted lows I didn’t know existed, had the whole world on my back, a time of despair and total depression.
The low in this case was caused entirely by Andy Flower and his team of bullies. They made my life hell, as you can read in the new book, “I KP”. They took me apart.
There was the time they buried me in the sand. Or the time we went fencing and they gave me a shorter sword than everyone else. Wouldn’t you be angry at that? Or what about the time I had to pay for everyone’s dinner. I, me, Kevin f***** Pietersen! Treated like a common human being, when everyone knew what I really was an die ubermensch.
In the pantheon of narcisstits I am there with Russell “Rusty” Brand or NelsonMandela and yet NO ONE recognised it. Instead they hung me out to dry for some texts I sent in which I apparently called Straussy a doos, a tosser and a c**t.
That was absolute garbage. Even though I can’t recall what I did say in those texts because I was at the time incapacitated with a urinary infection what I do know is that I did not call Strauss a doos. Even though I have absolutely no recollection of that whole texting affair I do know I DID NOT CALL STRAUSS A DOOS!
It was absolute garbage. As far as I recall, which I do not recall a lot of, there were things said between me and a certain Saffer called Morne Morkel who’ll remain anonymous.
I mentioned things that men in my high-pressured situation normally do. Sex, peeing, crying a lot. But I never called Andy a doos.
But then again even if I did call him a doos wouldn’t you? I mean the man was just two millimetres this side of evil. I mean they don’t know how hard it was. I turned into a wreck then.
I used to be so nervous I’d wet myself in the changing rooms three or four times and hour. One day I went out to buy myself a new mobile phone. I came back to find someone had chucked all my nappies out of the balcony window. 34 of them ruined. I wet myself there and then. Five minutes later I was out in the middle with a confused brain, wet trousers unsure of where I was or what I was doing, the world watching me. Can you imagine what that feels like? Thanks God that Rahul Dravid came to my rescue and told me “go back home Keving and take some time off.”
Anyway all of that’s in the past. All that unresolved bitterness has been buried. Keeping those kinds of things with you will only make you worse. They will only inflame the hatred. As they say hatred begets hatred. It will consume you.
I will, however, say just once, unequivocally, with hand-on-heart, what a complete, double-dealing, back-stabbing, evil, evil, evil waste of space, tosser,most hated man in cricket, fool Matt Prior is. It was HE not me that walked around the cricket dressing room referring to themselves as the BIG CHEESE! He that pilloried and destroyed many a young cricketer by forcing them to apologise! F*** that. And you Swann! My hatred for you knows no bounds. It has no definition. There is no feeling in this world that comes close you snivelling little toad of a man. It was you that threw my nappies off the balcony wasn’t it? You that caused me to wet myself when you knew I had a urinary infection which I texted you about in 2008 and if you don’t remember that text than you’re an even bigger moron than I thought and I’ll produce it for you on my Blackberry 2008 edition which I keep in my home drawer next to the self-signed photo of myself, Kevin Pietersen!!!
Swann? Duck more like, And an ugly one at that.
But peace. Please. It’s time for me to stop now. I’ve got a hairdressing appointment in an hour. I would just like to say that my book is a closure for me. It’s time for the recriminations and warring words to stop. Time to move on. I KP am at peace. I wish the same for everyone in the world. I wish nothing more than peace. For you all.
I K P
PS: The last paragraph does not apply to Jonathan Agnew– you are a ******* man
April 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
Christmas is almost upon us. Chill does the wind lie and slant falls the rain. It reminds me of the time of our tender conjugation, last winter. Do you remember it like I do?
I was playing for the Duke of Marlborough XI while you were a mere tea lady, a chit of a girl, in the employ of the Scullery Maids Dias CC XI.
Do you recall my heroics? A century before lunchtime and six wickets after tea? Like Titan I bestrode the game, trampling foe and enemy with the swish of my bat.
I approached you over the luncheon interval and asked if you would picnic with me. You said “Oh yes,” the diamond crush of your eyes squeezed tight into the porcine folds of your cheek.
Thus we sat, side by side, on the grass verge, my hamper spread out before us. You told me you had never seen a hamper like it as your eyes devoured the vast array of cucumber sandwiches, teacakes, cakes, scones and creamy tart.
Soon you could not resist and greedily you took a double cucumber from the hamper, relishless however. I asked whether you would like some sauce and you acquiesced. And so I took a big dollop of the Fry special and smeared that cucumber in gentlemen’s relish. Do you remember how you gorged yourself on it? Ere sipping from the nub, there nibbling on the crest. O and do you remember your laughter as you spilt the relish all adown your laced petticoat? Do you remember it? I recall like it was yesterday. How mightily annoyed I was that you had wasted my sauce in such a stupid, slipshod fashion.
And then the snow flakes fell over the pitch and play was abandoned.
I remember it so well. And how could I not? For it was indeed the fastest cricketing century off the season—scored off a mere 372 balls. How I was lauded. Man after man came to shake my rough hand. O but that was not all for I also took six wickets for a mere sixteen runs.
But the fairest thing was the maiden I bowled that day. My fourth over— six deliveries of such artistry, such control that the next day the Times wrote—“never has bowling of such controlled artistry been seen on the cricket field.” Yes the mighty WG Grace (less, if I may), reduced to the status of a bumbling fool. He couldn’t touch one of those balls. Not one! The fool; the bewhiskered, bumbling, arrogant fool. My mastery of him was complete, how I rejoice looking back. How he ever dared to denigrate the great name of Fry! I taught him, by God, I taught him!
Oh but I digress dear Poesy, my Poesy. Later that evening we went back to my quarters on the Albermarle where I performed the backwards jump onto the mantelpiece for you. I can still see the embers ignite in your eyes, caused by my displacement of the mantel coals, one of which landed on your petticoats and set it aflame. How you shrieked with fear as the burning took hold of your underskirts and crept inexorably up towards your hidden middle. How you burnt, Miss Haversham-like, reduced to a tinder cinder, my crispy kinder.
And then how you quivered as I rubbed liniment all over your seared left leg. A short silly leg it was dear Poesy. A short silly leg…..
And then the snowflakes fell over old Piccadilly passage….the sky sighed…..and all was white.
February 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
“Kevin, you were my friend. You were my confidante, you were my lover. I miss you.” Ian Bell.
“Why do the good always retire young?” Monty Panesar.
“A maverick. A gamechanger. A gunslinger.” Aleck Stewart.
“Kevin and I never really got on.” Graham Goochy.
“Kevin– suffice to say I had the last laugh.” Nasser Hussain.
“Doos.” Graeme Smith.
“A one-off, a trendsetter, a maverick, a gamechanger.” Alec Stewart.
“At the end of the day, well, he was a great batsman, and he, well you know when he hit a shot, a square drive, caught at slip, I mean silly point, caught at cover, he hit shots that were hard. I enjoyed his contribution to the team but I’m not gonna sit here and talk to you, erm what?” Alistair Coook.
“O Godd…” Pope Francis.
“Fuck, he’s dead?” David Gower.
“Massive, massive, massive news. Massive. Massive.” Sky Sports.
“RIKP” BY KP.
February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
This is it. This is the end. I Kevin Pietersen, a humble man, am bowing out of cricket. Thank you England cricket– you will survive without me.
Goodbye and godspeed.
December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
23rd of Febrary 1899
Yesterday I attended the illustrious Olympiad for the World’s strongest man held at the Crystal Palace of London. They came from all four corners of the world.
LittleJohn of the North, from a grim place named Cleethorpes, the mighty Tom Cribb from Hackney Wick, Goliath, who lives in Runcorn, and a French pretender named Xerxes who heralded originally from the Rhone valley, but left to set up a roofing business in Paignton in 1872, where he has resided ever since. All were in attendance, the mightiest men in the world, brutes Poesy. .
In amidst this muscular symphony I caught sight of a familiar face. For there, dressed in a leopards-printed maillot, whiskers twitching four to the two, was the cur himself, Mr David Nivens. He had recovered the cock that had so deserted him that fateful night last December. Indeed, despite a certain paleness of his cheek, which may have indicated gout or perchance jaundice, I know not which Poesy, despite this ague, the presence of this unwholesome corona, Mr Nivens appeared in fruitful health.
He bounded up to me like a dog with constipation as I stood performing my stretching routine and hollered in his chafing tone
“What Ho Fry! Planning a little performance are we?”
To which I countered with disdain
“Like the performance you gave us last Christmas Mr Nivens?”
To which he replied
“Yes my performance, good, hahahaha, very good Mr Fry…”
The argument won, I sauntered off to take my mark in the wings.
It was quite obvious that I was going to trump all and sundry and trump them I did. For the first event, the clutch, I set a new champions ship record of 40kg, which nobody else perforce could master. It was indeed the third year I had set this mark. This was followed by the second event the lunge, wherein I took a bell in each hand and thrust the leg out in forwards motion. My score of 32kg was a new world record.
And thus it came to the final event the clunge.
Somehow the reedy Dr Niven had made it to the final stages. However it was time for misfortune to strike. As he strode onto the stage, a moment after Xerxes of Ramsbottom and two minutes before Goliath of Paignton, I noticed something amiss. Indeed Poesy, twas a small thing visible to only the keenest of human eyes.
For as he strode onto the stage, there, cradling in the leopardskin maillot (which in latter days has come to be known as the ‘leotard’ after that French chagrin Leo Tard) was a bulge! Yes dear Poesy, priapus stirred. Of course no one else noticed this but I did. I had to! For herein lay Mr Niven’s secret!
And so he climbed onto the stage to tackle the biggest beast of them all—the never before stirred 50kg bell.
As he was doing this I, yes I Poesy, was in the wings rifling through Dr Niven’s surgery bag. And there I found it—the horny root! Clutching the horny root I paced it back to the stage just as Dr Niven was raising the old iron over his head and bellowed—“Mr Dr Nivens! Once again your felony has been discovered. You are unmasked and now you must pay.”
Well his eyes fairly bulged, while his moustaches twitched with that feverish anxiety that one only sees displayed on the face of the mountain goat (capra hornus) during the mating season.
O glorious conclusion Poesy, for he fell back in a perfect parabola, the iron slipped from his clutches and flew into the face of Xerxes who collapsed with a roar. The resultant hulbubabaloo rendered him moribund and he fell down clutching his face in a vain attempt to feign injury! The cur. The damned insolent cowardly cur. While the judges (bufoons all) clamoured around him to look I, of course, was not to be fooled and ran onto the stage to deliver him a procession of blows and kicks of such dexterity that priapus was, for once and for all, quenched.
They gave me my medallion and sceptre and crowned me the World’s Strongest Man for the third year running. Meanwhile Mr Nivens was banned from the Olympiad for three years hence and slumped home with his sceptre shattered. Yet again I triumphed.
October 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
I have been out in the wilderness.
For 200 days and nights I roamed. But now I am returned. And I am a different man. Like a great leader who walked in the desert for a number of years I am now reborn. This is my second coming.
It’s true that I have hated many in my time. Mandela, Smith, Straussy, Flower, Botham, Strauss. The list is a long one. Some of these men crossed me. Some of them were just evil. Some of them said they were only doing their jobs.
But it is time to let bygones be bygones. I was wrong. Yes. I said it. I KEVIN ROGER SEAN TIMOTHY PIETERSEN was wrong. I want to shout it out from the rafters. I want to write it in the sky. I was wrong. I was wrong world.
Yes I am man enough to admit it. It’s something I should have done a long time ago.
I blamed everyone for my faults. My team, the players, the board, my coaches, my parents, men with beards, my dog Toby, my agent for convincing me to do the Youtube confessional, Ryan Gosling for the jacket incident etc etc. Everyone except myself.
You see like James Dean I’ve always been an outsider. I’ve battled my inner demons all my life. It comes with the territory I suppose. What God gives with one hand he takes away with another.
Now it’s time to stop!
Look at the trouble I caused. Andrew Straussy retired! We lost the T20 cup in the second round. Sachin Tendulkar’s hair turned ginger. All cos I didn’t give my all for the team and was dropped.
But yes I have made a mistake. I wish to hold my hand up and say I’m sorry. Infact I will hold both my hands up and say I am sorry. For I am man enough, big enough, wise enough and now knowledgeable enough to admit that I have made a mistake. I was wrong. I was bad man. I bordered on mad man. Insane. Psychotic. A monster.
Practical tips to beat depression
What’s changed Kevin you ask? It’s taken a long time, a huge amount of soul searching, of fighting my inner demons, of finding somewhere I can be at peace with myself to get here. But I’ve learnt about compassion. I’ve learnt that giving is the greatest good. It’s not come easily. I’ll admit it.
For I tried it all. Yoga, meditation, talking. But let me be a little more detailed.
My first step was to check into a rehab clinic. So I went to Betty Ford and spent the night there. That was a hard place. A building full of broken down celebrities desperately crying for better times. My room was next to Angus Deayton who used to present Have I got News For You ten years ago. I used to wake up in the dead of night to the sound of screaming.
“I want to be in showbusiness get me out of here.”
Eventually I got so scared that in a moment of madness I locked myself in and swallowed the key. It took a full two days to get ME out of there. That was agony.
I then went to find religion and travelled to Rusell Brand’s meditation centre in the midlands. I had heard about this as long ago as 2011, heard about the power he wields, his genius, how he became famous for doing nothing like a modern day Rasputin. There I learnt a hymn which I sometimes sing to myself. It is below, with translation:
“Om Shanti Om—Our father who art in heaven
Om Shanti Om—halloed be thy name
Om Shanti Om—forgive us this day our
Hare Rama Hare Rama Hare Rama—as we forgive our tresspasses against us. Thanks.”
Unfortunately it wasn’t for me. One day Brand himself turned up to give a sermon. He said the only sure way to nirvana was to lose the ego. He pointed to various objects and said they were happy because they had no ego. The table leg, it has no ego. It is happy because it is a table leg. Then he started to hump the table leg. “It will not say no, it will never say no,” he was screaming, “lego no ego, lego no ego.”
After that he had sex with all the females. They were all screaming take me Russel, take me and he was laughing at them like a maniac. Laughing until his sides split.
In the face of this overwhelming ego fest I gradually started to lose my grip on reality. I felt my own ego slipping away. I didn’t know where I was, what I was doing. I was falling, falling into the jaws of infinity. I was letting go. In desperation I turned to therapy. It’s true! I’m big enough to admit it. I battled my inner demons for so long that I had to do it.
I found a small practice in Harley Street run by a Jewish guy called Dr Habanero. Seven days and seven nights I sat there talking, talking, talking. It was such a release. I told him everything. From my earliest childhood memories dancing infront of the telly in my whites, to the day I got my first hundred batting against our cook Mali in the back garden.
In all that time that doctor never said one word. He was so compassionate.
And at the end I had to ask him.
“Doctor,” I said. “You have helped me so much I can’t thank you enough. But in all that time you haven’t said even one word.”
He looked at me, gazed deep into my eyes and then replied.
“No hablo ingles.”
So things are different now. It’s all changed. I used to call myself KP! Now I call myself quite simply Kev. I’ve learnt to walk in the shade. I’ve learnt to eat unleavened bread. I’ve learnt that life isn’t all about me.
Yes God works in mysterious ways. Even us sinners get another chance. Even us flawed….men, humble men, get one more shot to shine on the world stage. And I intend to use it.
Yes I am back. They tell me there is no I in team. Nor is there a K P. Now there is simply a: Kev.