London, July 31(ANI): Injured England batsman Kevin Pietersen has described his current spell on the sidelines as the middle marker in his playing career, and said that he is just taking a break to get fully fit for the next stage.
The 29 year-old, who had a surgery on his Achilles tendon, also rubbished reports of following Andrew Flintoff into Test cricket retirement and came to Edgbaston to cheer his team-mates.
"I won't be giving up any form of the game at all at the moment. I love playing for England. That is the fact of the matter. Test cricket for me is the best," the Daily Express quoted Pietersen, as saying.
"You have a short career here and you can play until you're 34 or 35 for England if you are fortunate and injury free," he added.
Pietersen further said that he would try to keep himself fit for as long as possible and as a long-term goal he wants to play for another five-six years.
"I've said to myself and said to my family I'm going to try to give another five or six years full stint to England," he added. (ANI)