New Delhi: He might not have been included in England's 15-man World Cup squad, but flamboyant right-hander Kevin Pietersen is determined to get his place back into the squad.
Through his personal account on social micro-blogging site Twitter, Pietersen slammed Paul Downton, the managing director of England Cricket and national selector James Whitaker, who on Saturday said that there was no chance of Pietersen playing for England again.
Despite the rather disrespectful comments by Paul Downton and James Whitaker yesterday, I remain determined to regain my England place!
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) December 21, 2014
Soon after they sacked Alastair Cook as the skipper of the ODI team, ECB also announced their 15-man World Cup squad. Eoin Morgan was appointed as the new skipper for the World Cup.
Pietersen is currently playing in the Big Bash League where he slammed a 46-ball 66 on his debut for Melbourne Stars on Thursday.
The 34-year-old was also released from his contract with the Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils earlier in the week.
Notably, ECB sacked Pietersen in an unceremonious manner earlier this year post their Ashes 5-0 annihilation at the hands of Australia.