KEVIN Pietersen's international career is on the ropes following damning revelations of the controversial text messages he sent to his South African counterparts.
The polarizing cricketer was accused of calling Andrew Strauss an offensive term in Afrikaans and advising South Africa's quicks how to bowl to the battling England captain during the second Test at Leeds this month.
Pietersen was dumped for the third Test at Lord's in the wake of the scandal which erupted last week.
The Mail on Sunday said that former England captain Pietersen had referred to Strauss as a "doos" -an offensive Afrikaans word.
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