Pietersen cracked a stunning 326no for Surrey at The Oval on Monday and speaking at the end of play, he reiterated to Sky Sports News his desire to play for England again.
“It’s probably one of the best innings I’ve ever played,” he said after??beating his previous first-class best of 254.
“Not just because of the numbers but because of how important the timing is in what’s happening with English cricket at the moment.
“I’ve always said I’ve a burning desire to play for England again and I know there’s been a lot of change over the weekend. I’m desperate to play for England again, I want to play for England again and I want to play for England again soon.”
But that dream looks to be over after meeting Strauss, with whom he has shared a strained relationship after he was dropped by England in 2012 over reports he sent derogatory text messages to South Africa players about the then-England captain.
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