Andrew Flintoff: KP reintegration depends on England success

Last Updated: 19/10/12 2:18pm

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Andrew Flintoff: Pietersen return fine - if England do well

Andrew Flintoff: Pietersen return fine - if England do well

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Andrew Flintoff says the Kevin Pietersen saga will soon be forgotten if England do well on their forthcoming tour of India.

Andrew Flintoff says the Kevin Pietersen saga will soon be forgotten if England do well on their forthcoming tour of India.

Pietersen was recalled to the England squad to tour India on Thursday after a series of meetings with the ECB and captain Alastair Cook about his "reintegration" to team.

The 32-year-old was dropped after sending "provocative" text messages to members of the South Africa team in the summer Test series.

Former England all-rounder Flintoff said: "I'm sure there'll be a few words in the dressing room, in certain ears, to make sure it's a smooth transition going back in.

"But in a few months' time, if we start performing well in India, this will be forgotten.

"What tends to happen is that when a team's doing well, everyone talks about the team spirit, togetherness and how everyone gets on. It's tested when you don't perform.

"When you start having a few bad results, little groups form in the dressing room and people start talking, and that's when it can happen."

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