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Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen, famous English cricket player who is loved among all the cricket lover due to his art of playing cricket on the field. Pietersen joined the England cricket team in 2005 and played for 9 years. Former cricket star got his retirement in 2014.

Pietersen had also played in English county, his first season performance took him toward success and also got notified by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack they also mention Kevin will soon get the chance to play in the national test team.

Born on June 27th 1980 in south Africa he was bought up in a mixed culture of Africa and Europe his father was from Africa and mother from England. Pietersen stated his career in cricket while he was 17 and joined a local state team “Natal B” in 1997. Kevin Pietersen initially seen as off-spinner and middle-order batsman. 

Kevin Pietersen not surprised by Pakistan’s performance at Lord’s

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who has played under Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), is not surprised at all by the guest team’s performance at Lord’s. Lauding the Quetta Gladiators captain, he said, “I played under Safraz for 3 seasons of PSL & he certainly has a winning instinct!” Not surprised at all by Pakistan’s performance at Lords. I played under Safraz for 3 seasons of PSL & he certainly has a winning instinct! Mickey also very smart! — Kevin Pietersen…

Andrew Strauss speaks up about Kevin Pietersen’s retirement decision

LONDON: Andrew Strauss has paid a glowing tribute to retired batsman Kevin Pietersen, revealing any animosity he felt towards his former England team-mate has dissipated. The pair have had a chequered history, with Pietersen admitting to sending "provocative" texts to South Africa players about then England captain Strauss during a series between the two teams in 2012. Following his elevation to director of England cricket three years ago, Strauss blamed a "massive trust issue" between himself and Pietersen for…

Pietersen says ‘nonsense’ in the past as he wishes Strauss well

SHARJAH: Kevin Pietersen said he now gets on "really well" with Andrew Strauss as he wished the wife of his fellow former England captain a full recovery from cancer. Strauss had a chequered relationship with star batsman Pietersen after taking over the England captaincy from him and as an administrator effectively ended Pietersen's international career in 2015. But Pietersen insisted all the "nonsense" between the two was a thing of the past after making a man-of-the-match 48 for the Quetta Gladiators as they beat…

Kevin Pietersen backs Sarfraz as Pakistan captain

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has urged the Pakistan cricket authorities to appoint Sarfraz Ahmed skipper for the 2019 World Cup to take pressure off him, saying Sarfraz is a good leader and knows the game well. Pietersen, who will retire from all cricket later this year, smashed a 34-ball 48 to lead Quetta Gladiators to a comfortable six-wicket win over Islamabad United. After the match, Pietersen praised Sarfraz, also skipper of Quetta, and termed Pakistan lucky to have such a knowledgeable captain. Read…

Kevin Pietersen blocks Mitchell Johnson on Twitter after heated exchange

It’s never a first time the two cricketing stars entering spat on the field – but now former Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen have their taken their rivalry to the social media. It all started when Johnson apparently thought to rub salt into the wounds of English fans and KP in particular after Australia romped to a big win in the opening Test at the Gabba. Johnson opened proceedings last week when he tweeted Pietersen and former England captain Michael Vaughan, saying the pair had been “carrying…

Pietersen slams England top order after South Africa rout

LONDON: Former captain Kevin Pietersen has criticised England's top-order batsmen for being too passive and has called for the inclusion of Jason Roy and Dawid Malan in next week's third test against South Africa. Opener Keaton Jennings has total 44 runs in his four innings in the first two tests of the four-match series, which is tied at 1-1, while number three Gary Ballance has failed to score a fifty in his last 11 innings. England cruised to a comprehensive 211-run win in the series opener at Lord's but new captain…

‘I am not having International Women’s Day’ says Kevin Pietersen

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen's message on International Women's Day has shocked everyone! The former England batsman who also plays for PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators said that he is not having International Women's Day or Valentine's Day or any other day for that matter. HERE IS THE VIDEO "Its plain and simple, teach everyone with respect all day, every day," explained Kevin Pietersen. The legendary English batsman compared these days with New Year’s eve and told, “What we celebrate in the next day for? It is all…

Pietersen rejoins Surrey for T20 stint

London: Kevin Pietersen is to make a shock return to county cricket with Surrey after opting to play for the London-based side in English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast rather than the Caribbean Premier League. Former England batsman Pietersen, 36, last played for Surrey -- his third English county -- in 2015. "I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining Surrey again," said Pietersen, who had been due to play in the CPL for St Lucia, on Tuesday, in a club statement. "I’ve missed playing here at home and it’s going to…

Cook could no longer be ‘100 percent’ captain

LONDON: Alastair Cook said he could no longer give the "100 percent" required as he explained in detail on Tuesday why he had resigned as England's Test captain. The 32-year-old opening batsman, who wants to continue his England career, announced Monday he was resigning after a national record 59 Tests in charge. Cook looked emotionally drained after England's 4-0 series loss in India in December, with the tourists suffering innings defeats in the last two matches. That followed a maiden Test defeat by Bangladesh earlier…

Pietersen pulls out of IPL auction

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…