London, June 2 (ANI): England and Essex cricketer of Indian origin Ravi Bopara loves being in the limelight, something that has come to him only recently after his exploits against the West Indies.
England's best batsman Kevin Pietersen said: "I have absolutely loved the new players emerging this summer. I had enough of the limelight in January, so it's great. I've actually been quite annoyed when people say the likes of Ravi are my rivals to counter the Aussies."
"I am with Ravi every day. I love the bloke, his confidence, the way he plays without fear, the way he talks about things and the way he doesn't worry. I love his approach and it's something a lot of the players can learn from," The Sun quoted Pietersen, as saying.
"England are not relying on one or two players. If you look at Australia during their good times, if one player didn't perform then another one did. The best thing is that if I fail - like I did when I got a first-baller against the West Indies at Lord's - we still get a big total," Pietersen added. (ANI)