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Kevin Pietersen offers coaching session to young fan

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Kevin Pietersen has featured prominently in the media spotlight this week, and in the build-up to the release of his autobiography, the national media have been publishing extracts from the book in which he scrutinises many of his former England team-mates and the ECB. 

He is exposed as a hypocrite and divisive influence in a leaked dossier released by the ECB this week and many of the people he talks about in his book have hit back at his accusations, claiming they are all lies. But there has also been a staunch defence of Pietersen.

Many people's perception of Pietersen would have changed this week, whether it be for the better or worse, depending on who you believe and whose side you are on. The truth, it would seem, is unclear.

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Kind KP

But no matter what your opinion of him is, it is hard to find any way of criticising the South African-born batsman after the heart-warming gesture he made to a little boy.

The young lad named Rohan, was selected for Cheshire Under 11s, and wanted coaching with the former England star, so gave the 34-year-old a handwritten letter requesting tuition at his book signing on Tuesday.

In the letter, Rohan said he couldn't afford the £10,000 fee that Pietersen requests for a coaching session (all of which goes to charity regardless), but would be prepared to offer £1,000 for the chance to play with his hero.

Rohan's dream

In response, Pietersen said he would be delighted to coach him for absolutely nothing, and invited the boy and his family down to the Oval for a one-on-one session, paying for all travel costs down south. 

He posted a picture of the letter to his Facebook page on Wednesday morning which was greeted by thousands of fans 'liking' the picture and leaving comments of praise for the lovely gesture.

KP said: "I received this letter at my signing session last night. I have never profited from a one on one. Only ever done them for charity but this letter touched me.

"I would be delighted to coach you at The Oval and I will organise all your transport so that it doesn't cost you a penny, Rohan!"

Kind-hearted Pietersen will be hoping to restore much of the nation's respect after he lacerating the likes of Matt Prior, Andy Flower and Graeme Swann in his book which is available to buy now.

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