Birmingham: Kevin Pietersen admitted he had made mistakes over the incident that saw him dropped by England on disciplinary grounds last season before he returned to the side.
     
Former England captain Pietersen returned to competitive cricket after three months out with a right knee problem by playing for Surrey in a four-day match away to Yorkshire.
    
He marked the occasion by giving a radio interview to former England team-mate Darren Gough broadcast while he fielded at Headingley.
    
It was at the Leeds ground, where having made a superb Test hundred against his native South Africa, Pietersen gave a press conference where he said "it's tough being me in this dressing room".
    
He was then dropped from the Test side amid reports he'd sent provocative messages to South Africa players, some reportedly critical of then England captain Andrew Strauss, and omitted from the World Twenty20 squad before being accepted back into the side across all formats.
    
"I probably didn't go about it in the best fashion," Pietersen said in a talk show.
     
"You make mistakes and you get over them and that's the way you grow as a human being, by learning from things that you don't do well. So I take it on the chin, no dramas, it's just a case of looking forward and making sure that you do the right things now," KP said
    
Pietersen is now in line to play in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at The Oval on Thursday. He is set to play for England in their pre-Ashes warm-up against Essex before the first Test against Australia on July 10.

(Mid-day)

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