“The story goes that I fell out with everybody, and then when there was nobody left to fall out with I walked out”
– Kevin Pietersen ( Autobiography: KP )
There might be many Greats to play the Game but we develop special Love towards a single one. We turn fanatic towards them and we want them to perform well all the time. KP is such a favorite to me.
“No one could spark excitement in minds of fan like Kevin Pietersen does it.”
Born in South Africa, Kevin made his debut for England due to his English ancestry.
“His Career can be scaled from Controversies to Centuries ….!”
An aggressive confident right handed batsman sporting a 24 numbered Jersey, could just hit anyone out of the ground with his trademark “Switch Hit”
Pietersen is one of the most hard-working Cricketers. He trains for hours and is always the last to leave the stadium. “It is said that he bores the net bowlers to death asking them to bowl continuously at him.”
Pietersen made his debut against Zimbabwe in a low profile match in 2004 when Andrew Flintoff was rested.
In the five match ODI series, Pietersen batted in three innings which including a score of 77 not out finishing the series with an average of 104.00.
Kevin made his Test Debut against Australia in the Ashes Epics in 2005 at Lord’s! Kevin came into bat after a batting collapse in both innings. He top scored in both innings making a 57 and a 64 not out.
Pieterson have a score tally of 8181 in tests at a average of 47.28
“He could have easily overshadowed
Alastair Cook, to become the first English batsman to score 10,000 runs”
“But Life always take unexpected turns”
Kevin Pietersen retired from limited-overs international cricket in May 2012. Though he retracted the decision, it led to a chain of events.
He was dropped from the World Twenty20 squad.
He was then dropped from the final Test at Lord’s against Australia despite having scored a match-saving century in the previous Test.
Kevin Pietersen was most influential for England to their First ever World Cup by defeating Australia in the finals of 2010 WCt20. KP scored 248 at an average of 62 and was named “Player of the Tournament”
We have seen KP mostly booed by the Crowd, but he always made his bat to do the talking!
It’s always a great sight to see KP hitting sixes out of the park!
“. . . a young off-spinning opponent of ours walked into the England dressing room after taking a few wickets for KwaZulu Natal in a tour match in Durban and plonked himself down next to me, asking if I knew of any English teams he could play for. I thought he meant club cricket and almost gave him my brother’s number and told him to try Fives and Heronians but it turned out he had bigger ambitions than that…”
— Nasser Hussain on Kevin Pietersen
He showed that he is still best in business by scoring 323 runs in BBL5 ending as 3rd highest Run Scorer propelling Melbourne Stars to the finals of tournament.
What a player he had been!
There is no point to Exclude such a player from National Team.
KP last played international Cricket in 2014. It has been two years of serious missing. It’s always good to see him playing Franchise Cricket. It will be a great if he makes a comeback or even play for Proteas and complete his 10,000!!
May he recovers soon from his injuries!
KP loves to play Golf
“I love golf. We live by Wentworth and I play almost every day”- KP
Kevin Pietersen is an occasional off-spinner and he said that he would never bowl again
KP is a great lover of tattoos.
Recently he revealed a tatoo on his body that shows a map of the world, with red stars indicating where he has scored hundreds.
KP had a England emblem tatoo in his Left arm during Ashes 2005 marking his love for England.