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Sunday, 8 February 2009

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Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen, the man who was auctioned-off for £1.55million to Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya last week, has set tongues wagging on the Indian sub-continent, and has already earned himself the interesting nickname of 'Dumb Slog Millionaire'.

Pietersen, who likes to hit a cricket ball hard, was criticised for his performance in the West Indies last week when, on 97, and within easy reach of his 100, he chose to 'slog' his way to the ton, and was promptly dismissed three short.

He is well-known for taking the 'direct approach', and has become a firm favourite with English fans for doing so, but his duck in the second inning yesterday was also typical of his cavalier style, a fact not lost on those representing the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The nickname first surfaced in India, home to many a Bollywood movie blockbuster, and it remains to be seen whether Pietersen can be as big a hit in India as he has been in this country, but IPL fans will be pinning their hopes on the player's promise that he won't be supressing his slogging instincts.

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