This batting legend has announced he won”t play in IPL anymore: In a sudden turn of events, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen announced that he will not be taking any further part in the Indian Premier League as a player. Pietersen further added that he would continue to commentate in the IPL just like he did during the 10th edition.
Speaking at the inauguration of Cricket South Africa”s Global T20 League, Pietersen admitted that his career with England cricket too was over added he won”t have the time to play IPL after a long and hectic schedule
“The IPL comes at the end of my schedule. So I’m playing for Surrey now, in August-September. Then I play in South Africa in November, into December. I play in Australia all of December and all of January. Then I play the Pakistan Super League in February-March. So can’t play in India, it’s too long.
Kevin Pietersen to commentate in IPL
Pietersen played in the IPL from 2009 to 2016. He represented franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, and the Rising Pune Supergiant. The 36-year-old explained his schedule stating that commentating in the IPL is the best possible option for him.
“I’m done playing (in the IPL), but I can commentate,” he continued. “The reason why I commentate is I go for one week, come home for two weeks, then I come back for a week and home for two weeks. When you’re a player, you’re there the whole time, you’re everywhere… I can’t do that.”
Pietersen”s England career is over
Pietersen also rubbished all the rumors regarding a national team return, as he said ““All gone man, all gone. I just play golf now and whack it in T20 cricket. No, I’m good, I’m good.”
Meanwhile, KP is all set for his next adventure will be the NatWest T20 Blast where he will be representing Surrey, probably for the last time because of his plans to build a house in the Kruger National Park next year.