Kevin Pietersen (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Jul 24, 2018 6:12 pm IST


  • Kevin Peter Pietersen
    (Retired England Cricketer)

    Kevin Peter Pietersen alias KP is arguably one of the best English batsmen to ever grace the cricket field. The former English skipper was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and was one of those players who completely changed the vision of England Cricket. The English side was lacking risk takers in early 2000 that is when KP made his mark in world cricket and announced the arrival of a flamboyant, risk taker, swashbuckling batsman. The stature of Kevin Pietersen was immense and when he left playing he was the fourth highest run-getter for England with 8181 runs in 104 Test matches. He had an unfortunate end to his cricketing career when he was abruptly out of the national side after an unforgettable Ashes tour of 2013-14 in Australia. His career was cut short by the English Cricket Board after some differences between him and the board and his stint to represent England was over once and for all after the 2013-14 ashes.

    Kevin Pietersen
    Nickname: KP, Kev, FIGJAM, The Ego, Kelves and Kapes
    Profession: Retired England Cricketer
    Biography
    Autobiography: KP: The Autobiography
    Biopic: NA
    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 193 cm, 6 Feet 4 Inches
    Weight (approx.): 88 Kg
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Greyish Black
    Tattoos: Right Biceps and arm, Left Shoulder, Left side Rib cage area

    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 27th June 1980
    Age (as on 2018): 38 years
    Birth Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
    Nationality: Englishman
    School: Not Known
    College: Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    Educational Qualifications: Graduate
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    Family
    Father: Jannie Pietersen
    Mother: Penny Pietersen
    Sister: NA
    Brother: Tony Pietersen, Greg Pietersen, Bryan Pietersen
    Coach/Mentor: Clive Rice
    Religion: Christian
    Address: Riverside Flat in London, UK

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    Test: 21 July 2005 vs Australia at London
    ODI: 28th November 2004 vs Zimbabwe at Harare
    Jersey Number: #24 (England), #24(IPL, County)
    Domestic/State Team: Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Dolphins, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rising Pune Supergiant, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, St Lucia Zouks.
    Nature on field: Aggressive
    Likes to play against: Australia
    Favourite Shot: Switch-hit Shot

    Records

    • He is one of those batsman who scored a ton on his debut first-class match for Nottinghamshire.
    • In his debut first-class season, he scored a total of 1275 runs at an excellent average of 57.95.
    • He was the ICC emerging player of the year in 2005.
    • In the same year i.e. 2005, he was the ICC ODI player.
    • He was the Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2006.
    • He is the 8th Englishman to score 50s in both the innings in his debut Test match.
    • He was the man of the tournament in the ICC World T20 and he is the first England player to win this award.
    • He holds the record for completing the fastest 4000 runs in Test matches.
    • He scored his maiden ODI fifty in his debut match against Zimbabwe.

    Preferences
    Hobbies: Playing Golf
    Favourite Batsmen: Hansie Cronje, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle
    Favourite Bowlers: Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh
    Favourite Cricket Ground: Adelaide and The Oval
    Favourite sports personalities: NA
    Favourite Food: Japanese Food and Barbeque
    Favourite Actors: Kiefer Sutherland
    Favourite Films: Gladiator
    Favourite Car: Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes G55
    Favourite Musicians/Singers: Jon Bon Jovi
    Favourite Destinations: Melbourne, Australia
    Smoking/Alcohol: Smoking: No, Alcohol: Yes

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
    Marital Status: Married
    Affairs/Girlfriends: Jessica Taylor (Singer and Model)
    Wife/Spouse: Jessica Taylor
    Marriage Date: 29 December 2007
    Children: Son: Dylan Pietersen, Daughter: Rosie Pietersen

     

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    Earnings
    Net Worth: $7.5 Million

    Controversies

    • He had an ugly spat with Australia’s Mitchell Johnson in the 2013-2014 Ashes Test series which resulted in a serious war of words between the two on the field that is when the on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena got in between and separated the two.
    • He was always in the news for his wayward behaviour with the ECB and one of his disputes came in May 2012 when he wanted to play in the IPL but due to the denial from ECB, he retired his announcement from the shortest format of cricket.
    • He made a comeback in the longest format of the game home Ashes series in the same year and put up a decent show with the bat but was unable to put up a good show when the side went to Australia for the Ashes, that is when he was dropped from the side forever after some disputes with team management and coach.

    Lesser Known Facts

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    • Smoking: No
    • Drinking alcohol: Yes
    • Kevin Pietersen was born in South Africa and is a South African by origin.
    • His family shifted to England in the year 2000 to show their protest against racial discrimination in South Africa.
    • After shifting to England, he initially played for the Cancock CC in Birmingham.
    • His Ashes Test debut was a prolific one where his aggressive batting style helped the English team to recoupe the Ashes after 1986.
    • He used to play hockey in his school days, that is where he learned the famous switch-hit which turned out to be one of the best and successful shots of his playing career.
    • During his playing days, he used to get nervous a lot while waiting for his batting and thus used to go for a “nature’s call” every 5 minutes.
    • He is only behind Sir Don Bradman in aggregate runs after completing 25 Test innings.
    • He has played for the England Lions in the 2003-04 Duleep trophy in India.
    • Kevin has a tattoo on his left side lower rib area which shows a world map, with red stars which indicates where he has scored hundred around the world.

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