Kevin Pietersen has announced that his cricket playing days are almost “Done and Dusted” and he is likely to officially confirm his retirement from cricket at some stage in 2018.
Kevin Pietersen was dropped from the England side in the aftermath of the whitewash at the hands of Australia in the Ashes 2013-14.
Not before being one of England”s highest run-getter across all formats. KP has always been in news, even from the start he caught eyeballs as being a South African born to play for England.
The flamboyance with which Kevin batted is still remembered fondly by his wellwishers across the world. He very solidly played crucial roles in the English sides that won the Ashes away from home in 2010 and in India in 2012. Playing some outstanding knocks, with the ones in Adelaide and Mumbai standing out.
Even in that infamous whitewash, he was England”s highest run-getter for the series before being sacked with team management having ethical problems with him.
Making him a controversial cricketer.
While Kevin has confirmed he”ll finish his contractual duties with the Pakistan Super League and in South Africa, but after he is likely to announce the inevitable officially.
KP was quoted saying, “I”m done and dusted, playing days,” he said. “You get to that time in your career when you think “do I want this?” I want it desperately at the moment … but I don”t think I will want it in 10 months” time. I just don”t see myself wanting to play cricket in December.”
Cricket commentary, an involvement in rhino conservation – he is having a house built near Kruger national park in South Africa – and involvement in cricket coaching are just three areas that have recently attracted his attention.
Kevin Pietersen will retire not before having scored 8,181 at an avg of 47 in Tests and over 4000 runs in one day cricket. While also being a pivotal player in England winning it”s only limited overs world title in 2010 when they won the World T20 and also being a popular player amongst the T20 sides around the world.
Thank you, KP.
– by Kashish Chadha