England captain Joe Root seen chatting with Kevin Pietersen during The Gabba Test © Getty Images
England captain Joe Root seen chatting with Kevin Pietersen during The Gabba Test © Getty Images

Kevin Pietersen might be few months away from completely retiring from on-field cricket, but is already looking to plan his next move. Pietersen, who will play his final Big Bash League game on Saturday for Melbourne Stars, in an interview, revealed that he is open to coach the England One-Day International side.

According to a report in Dailymail.co.uk, Pietersen was quoted saying, “Of course it would be nice to have a connection. I have an incredible amount to offer. It is wasted that English cricketers do not benefit. They still come to me and ask for help. That is happening and I love that. To be involved with this young one-day set up would be nice. I would like some involvement because I love the way they play. It is so good.”

However, Pietersen will be available to play in the Pakistan Super League with his final T20 appearance being in the Global T20 League in South Africa later this year.

Pietersen also spoke about how lucky he is to play cricket for England, despite his unceremonious exit.

He said: “I am aware of how lucky I am to have played one Test match. I may have worn the bravado and tried to act super-confident, but I have never ever forgotten whenever I’ve gone through bad times that I am an off-spinner who could not hold a bat aged 18. I have loved my career.”