Mumbai: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has expressed his displeasure and said that Mohammad Amir should not get second chance and should be banned for life for his involvement in spot-fixing scandal which rocked the cricketing world during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.
“They have broken the rules, should pay the price and not be given a second chance,” Pietersen wrote in The Daily Telegraph,London on Tuesday.
“If you cheat the system either by taking drugs or money to under-perform then you are mugging the spectators, your teammates and a sport that has been around a lot longer than you. People always deserve a second chance in life but sport is different.”
Pietersen further added that whoever disgraces and devalues the sport which is one’s livelihood is like breaking the 11th and 12th commandments of the Holy Bible.
“We are paid to play a sport we love and are damn lucky to lead the life of a professional cricketer. To try and gain an advantage by taking drugs or devaluing your sport by being bribed is breaking the 11th and 12th commandments. There can be no way back,” he said.