England batsman Kevin Pietersen has branded off-spinner Graeme Swanns recent autobiography not a clever book after the latter described KP as not a natural leader.
Pietersen, however, insisted the fallout from the book The Breaks Are Off would not undermine England's team spirit when the worlds No1 Test team face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month, and said there was no feud between the two players.
Things are absolutely fine. Its not a clever book in the middle of your career, but its not affecting anything thats going on in the team for sure, The Telegraph quoted Pietersen, as saying.
He added: The team spirit weve got at the moment has been really hard work and really hard to get to such a great position. To support each other the way we support each other, that wont change, a book wont change anything like that.
The Pakistan series, which will be played on neutral territory because of continuing security concerns in Pakistan, will be Englands first Test series since they beat India and Pietersen acknowledged that staying top of the rankings would be harder than getting there in the first place.