NEW DELHI:- Former England captain Kevin pietersen ruled himself out Friday of the lucrative Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, saying he needed a breather after a packed schedule in recent months. pietersen , 36, played for the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in the 2016 edition but could only manage four games before missing the rest of the competition with a calf injury. "FYI - I won't be going into the ipl auction . My winter has been too busy with all my travel & I don't want to spend April/May away too!," pietersen announced on Twitter.–AFP