Pietersen speaks openly about the torrid 18 months he endured following his dismissal as England captain. The loss of form, paired with the fall out from his clash with former England coach Peter Moores, led to the South-African born batsman to question his future in the sport.
"I had 18 months that were horrendous for me as a person and for my family," says Pietersen. "But to sort myself out is something that is amazing, and I feel incredibly proud about it. Hopefully I have taken the knock, and that can inspire me on to even greater things."
Speaking at the Charlotte Street hotel, the Surrey batsman admitted that he had "fallen out of love with the game" and needed time off over the summer to "reinvent" himself.
He told Sportsvibe: "I needed to go back and realise where I came from and realise how lucky I was to be doing what I was doing. I had to gain that love and I took a serious knock, but I am back up again now and throwing the punches."
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