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    August 04, 2008

    Kevin Pietersen is England's new captain

    Yesterday, Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood resigned from their captaincy roles. Vaughan had taken back his test captaincy from Andrew Flintoff while Collingwood had replaced Vaughan, who resigned before he was pushed.

    Kevin Pietersen was announced a few minutes ago as England's new captain. The bit in the media release that made me cough was this:
    I have learned a great deal about leadership from playing under both Michael and Paul and fully appreciate the level of responsibility that comes with the job of captaining your country.
    The operative word being 'your country'. Was he telling the reporters, the people of England and England cricket fans that he didn't think England was his country? I hope the usage of 'your country' was as a possessive pronoun because he does have some history. He recently did say something totally stupid in a chat with 'The Times' correspondent Paul Kimmage. This is how that conversation went:
    Paul: Do you get weird fan mail?
    Kevin: Yeah (he says with a grin), pictures of girls with their tits out.
    Paul: That's outrageous.
    Kevin: I know — but look, it’s your nation, not mine.

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