Last year, Pietersen gave a press conference where he said “it’s tough being me in this dressing room”.
He was then dropped from the Test side amid reports he’d sent provocative messages to South Africa players, some reportedly critical of then England captain Andrew Strauss, and omitted from the World T20 squad before being accepted back into the side across all formats. “I probably didn’t go about it in the best fashion,” Pietersen told Gough on Talksport Radio.
“You make mistakes and you get over them and that’s the way you grow as a human being, by learning from things that you don’t do well. “So I take it on the chin, no dramas, it’s just a case of looking forward and making sure that you do the right things now.”