By Tim Montgomerie
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Picture from KP's Twitter account.
This from James Crabtree in the FT (£):
"At first glance the hefty, Eton-educated politician would seem to have
little in common with the prickly South African-born England cricket
star, currently midway through a tour of the subcontinent. Yet, look
more closely, and the parallels are striking. Both have huge egos, a
function of the undeniable skills each brings to his respective field.
Neither are what you would describe as team players, while both also
have a knack of irking their captains: Mr Johnson’s antics drive Mr
Cameron to distraction, while Pietersen was recently suspended for
disloyalty. The chastened cricketer is now being “reintegrated” into
his team and scored a match-winning innings in the last Test match. But
there the similarities must end – at least until Mr Johnson has a crack
at the captaincy himself."
To be continued…