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England captain Alastair Cook brushes off Kevin Pietersen's tweet

England captain Alastair Cook brushes off Kevin Pietersen's tongue-in-cheek tweet about the departure of batting coach Graham Gooch.

England captain Alastair Cook has suggested that he is not concerning himself with Kevin Pietersen's views on the departure of batting coach Graham Gooch.

The ECB announced this morning that the 60-year-old has left his role following the recent appointment of Peter Moores as head coach.

Following the news, Pietersen, who was axed by England after their Ashes defeat to Australia last winter, wrote on Twitter: "Where do I apply for ENG batting coach job? I promise I won't encourage whistling when you get out or trying to change the game!"

When asked by Sky Sports News if Pietersen is speaking too much, Cook said: "Some people like to do their business on social media and others don't.

"Obviously a lot has been happening over the last few months on that front with KP and that is what it is. We as an England side have moved on and we'll move on without him over the next few years."

Cook also claimed that he does not expect his captaincy role to change under Moores's leadership.

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England's Kevin Pietersen raise his bat moments after reaching 50 runs during the third day of the third Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
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