Kevin Pietersen used a filthy Afrikaans word for Andrew Strauss

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By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 13, 2012

Kevin Pietersen used a filthy word in Afrikaans language to describe England captain Andrew Strauss, in one of the text messages he sent to the South African cricketers, according to a report.

Pietersen not only used an obscene word in the text message, but also mentioned how easily South African pacer Dale Steyn can get rid of Strauss on the field, according to The Sun.

The report added that Pietersen also talked about coach Andy Flower s autocratic management style.

Pietersen was on Sunday dropped from England’s squad for the third Test against South Africa after the controversial batsman was caught up in a text message row.

England‘s selectors made their decision to axe Pietersen following reports he sent text messages to several South Africa players during the second Test at Headingley.

Jonny Bairstow has been selected in place of Pietersen, whose involvement in the final Test at Lord’s, which England must win to draw the series and retain their place on top of the world rankings, had been in doubt throughout a dramatic week.

Pietersen had earlier posted a video on YouTube on Saturday in which he claimed he was now ready to play in all forms of international cricket having previously opted out of limited overs action.

After being dropped from the England squad for the third and final Test at Lord’s starting Thursday, Pietersen said in a statement that he is disappointed with the move.

“I am hugely disappointed that the ECB have decided not to select me. To say I am gutted is an understatement,” Pietersen said.

“This entire episode has been demoralising for me and my family. However, none of this constitutes the end of my career as an international cricketer. “The video I released was my way to bring closure to the issues I had at that time.

“I had an emotional time at Headingley but I stand by every word I said in the video,” he said.