Pietersen to coach young cricket hopeful

Kevin Pietersen says he will fly a young fan across the country for a coaching session at The Oval.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - England batsman Kevin Pietersen, 34, who recently released his autobiography entitled KP, has agreed to pay for a trip for a young fan who's desperate to meet him in person.

South African born Pietersen released his autobiography on Tuesday night, revealing the highs and lows of his incredible career and gives readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading players in the world of international cricket.

Rohan Luthra, (10), wrote Pietersen a letter which was presented to him at his book signing, in which he explained how he had saved up £1,000 for a training session.

Pietersen responded by saying, "I received this letter at my signing session last night. I have never profited from a one on one. Only ever done them for charity but this letter touched me. I would be delighted to coach you at The Oval and I will organise all your transport so that it doesn't cost you a penny, Rohan!"

Pietersen has slammed his former team managers Andy Flower and Matt Prior for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop in the team.

In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on the launch of his autobiography, Pietersen also opened up about the 'text-gate' controversy over which he was dropped for exchanging disparaging messages with South Africa cricketers about former England captain Andrew Strauss.

The cricketer was dropped from the England squad in February this year.