Cricket

KP: Morgan's call to miss tour is brave

2016-09-13 11:27
Eoin Morgan (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels Eoin Morgan's decision not to go to Bangladesh is a brave one, especially as it could spell the end of his international career.

Morgan, the captain of the ODI side, has opted, along with Alex Hales, not to go on the tour due to safety concerns, and Pietersen labelled the decision 'courageous'.

He also joked that Morgan would have more fun playing in T20 leagues anyway, like Pietersen does, if he's not picked again.

KP also made a gag of his exclusion in the squad, saying that he's not available for the tour as he'll be playing golf.

Morgan's decision has come under heavy fire, especially as the tour has been deemed safe by experts, but Pietersen has backed his friend.

KP wrote on Twitter: "Very very courageous decision by Eoin anyway! Right or wrong, he was given a choice.

"It's ok @Eoin16, the world T20 tour is a lot more fun than international cricket anyway!

"To all those asking if I would go to Bangladesh - I can't. I have the best wk of the sporting calendar to enjoy. The @dunhilllinks!"

Pietersen had written in the Telegrah before Morgan's decision was announced: "Eoin Morgan has no choice but to go to Bangladesh.

“It is a case of one in, all in so if he does not go he will have a red cross next to his name as far as the bosses at the England and Wales Cricket Board are concerned.

"When Alastair Cook is willing to lead the Test squad it puts huge pressure on Eoin as captain of the one-day team."

Jos Buttler will captain the ODI side in Morgan's absence.

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