Sometimes you feel that a sportsman is too good for his own good, and would you put Kevin Pietersen into this category?.
Yet again we've seen KP get out, whilst looking to put the bowler over the ropes.
Yes, he made another half century, which maintains his impressive batting average, but again he has missed out on the possibility of a really big score.
Maybe it's the knowledge that he is one of England's "Untouchables" which allows him to play with such a freedom, whereas players like Bell,Morgan and Trott,knowing that Collingwood is waiting in the wings, know that the only way to keep their place is to get their head down and stack the runs up against their name.
You get the feeling that KP gets bored playing against lesser bowlers and teams, and only his scores against the likes of Australia, and South Africa matter to him.
As one of those who never had much ability, however much we tried and practiced at the game, I can't help feeling sad (or angry) that one so skilled is not making the best of his undoubted talent.