Pietersen not taking struggling Australia lightly

Sunday, November 7, 2010

PERTH - English batsman Kevin Pietersen Sunday said he is not bothered about Australia’s current poor run in international cricket and the whole team is busy concentrating on the Ashes preparations.

Australia have lost seven international games in a row. To make matters worse, Ponting and his men suffered their first bilateral home series loss Friday after losing the second one-day international against Sri Lanka.

But Pietersen, who is under the scanner for his inconsistent form said he is not paying too much attention to Australia’s dip in form.

“I have not watched a single ball,” Pietersen was quoted as saying by The Sunday Telegraph.

“My computer is turned on to Skype and I speak to my wife and baby as much as I can.

“I have not watched a single ball, I have not even turned my TV on in Australia.

“I have not read a headline, nothing.

“Somebody told me Saturday that they lost (Friday) but that has got nothing to do with us.

“We are concentrating on our game and what we do,” He said after scoring 58 against Western Australia in the first tour match at the WACA Ground.

After Perth, England are scheduled to play two more warm-up games before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane Nov 25.

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