England batsman Kevin Pieterson’s cryptic tweet has stirred the social media after he indicated his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 37-year old had earlier taken to Instagram to indicate that the ongoing 3rd season of the Pakistan Super League would be most probably be the last tournament of his career.
Thank you! 😍
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 16, 2018
Countless goodbyes to @jessicalibertyx & my kids as a cricket player & this one this evening is the last one I’ll ever have to do. I’ve hated every goodbye but also known it’s work so just gotten on with it. The journey has been absolutely amazing & for the next 3/4 weeks I’ll be a current professional & then it’s chapter closed! Had my time & loved it but the endless goodbyes & travel needs to calm down now. Cricket has been the best!
Pieterson bid farewell to Big Bash with the Melbourne Stars in January.
Born to English mother and an African father, Kevin Pieterson had to leave South Africa after he suffered the agony of racial quota that prevailed in his native country. He went to England to search for greener pastures and earned an English citizenship to play for their national side.
Pieterson made a mark in his maiden season hitting 1,275 runs at 57.95 which included a knock of 218*.
Controversy, Kevin Pieterson and Cricket:
Kevin Pieterson made his international debut for England in 2004 against Zimbabwe. He ended his Test career with 8,181 runs in 104 Test matches at an average of 47.28. In 2013 he became England’s highest run-scorer across all formats but his the fame was short lived and his career suffered a jolt. Pieterson is the third highest run-scorer in T20Is for England with 1176 runs from 37 T20Is behind Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales.
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Due to his strained relations with the ECB, his career came to a premature end in 2014. He last represented the three lions in the Ashes of 2014 in Sydney.
Pieterson’s impeccable knocks:
Kevin maiden Test hundred at The Oval in 2005 where England won one of the most exciting Ashes of all time, his remarkable Man of the Tournament display when England won the World T20, England’s only ICC global trophy and his pivotal role in England’s series win in Australia in 2010-11 are the most memorable innings played by the England batsman.