England batsman Kevin Pietersen rejects claims he is overconfident and instead insists he is an introverted person in an interview with former team-mate Andrew Flintoff.

"I'm very much an introverted person. I like my own company, my own family. I don't really go out much," says Pietersen.

"I think the confidence has grown from what I've achieved on the cricket field but I'm not as confident as anybody thinks."

This was just one of the revelations made by Pietersen during his in-depth chat with Flintoff - a player he in fact he clashed with during the years they shared an England dressing room.

The interview makes mention to the provocative text messages in the opposition training room which saw him dropped for the final Test at Lord's, before reestablishing himself into the England side with 186 against India in Mumbai.

Pietersen was also full of praise for current captain Alastair Cook labelling him as "such a nice guy" and "one of the greatest cricketers in terms of statistics to have ever played the game".

The 32-year-old is currently in action with England in a pre-Ashes warm-up encounter with Essex, before the eagerly-anticipated series begins at Trent Bridge next week.

To listen to the interview in full from BBC Five Live, click here.


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