Pietersen smitten by Indian hospitality

Chandigarh: English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he`s overwhelmed by Indian hospitality.

The swashbuckling batsman, who is currently touring for a one-day international series against the India, says that he has been humbled by the hospitality given to the England cricket squad.

"To be honest in Indian people are just so nice, we get treated really well, the cricket is obviously very fortunate and hard as well, I have played 15 one-day internationals ( ODIs) ... it is really tough, it tests you mentally," said Pietersen.

"The hotels are fantastic, people so caring, so giving, I mean, Indian people are so hospitable," he added.

The 31-year-old cricketer also admitted that he would like to take part in the Diwali festivities while in India. According to him, it is nice to get involved with what`s happening in the country and not be ignorant to know about the culture when on tour.

Bureau Report

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