Don't blame IPL for England's Ashes debacle: Pietersen

Its crazy, a former captain of the IPLs Delhi franchise added. Off-the-field, the English cricketers were also mired in a controversy after a report claimed that there was a drinking culture in the team with the players and coaches drinking late into the night before police broke up the session.

Pietersen said there was no harm in it as the players are affected by the strict bio-bubble restrictions Its stressful. Former captain and batting star Kevin Pietersen has said that it's 'stupid' to blame the Indian Premier League for England's embarrassing 0-4 loss to Australia in the recently-concluded Ashes series.

England great David Gower was 'annoyed' after their Ashes defeat and said current skipper Joe Root had players who were 'unavailable' because of the IPL. Pietersen, an Ashes winner in 2005, 2009, 2010-11, and 2013, laughed at the remark.