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Kevin Pietersen Biography & Latest News

Kevin Pietersen Biography

Kevin Peter Pietersen is a South African-born English cricketer who is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler and plays for England, Surrey and the Delhi Daredevils. He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England. After serving a qualifying period of four years playing at county level, he was called up almost immediately into the national side. He made his international debut in the one-day international match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia the following year. He was captain of the England Test and ODI teams from 4 August 2008 to 7 January 2009 but resigned after just three Tests and nine ODIs, following a dispute with England coach Peter Moores. On 24 August 2012, ESPN STAR Sports confirmed that Kevin Pietersen will join their commentary team for presentation and analysis during the ICC World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka. On October 18 2012, England's selectors added him to the Test squad as its 17th member for the forthcoming tour of India. Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in one-day international cricket. He has the second-highest run total from his first 25 Tests and was the fastest player, in terms of days, to reach 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Test runs. In July 2008, after a century against South Africa, The Times called him "the most complete batsman in cricket".

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Samit Patel picks Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara in his all-time XI
Samit Patel picks Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara in his all-time XI
England all rounder includes three active international players in his dream team.
Alastair Cook regrets ECB's handling of Kevin Pietersen's sacking
Alastair Cook regrets ECB's handling of Kevin Pietersen's sacking
Alastair Cook shows his disappointment and admits the case of firing of Kevin Peitersen was handled badly.
5 hipster trends started in cricket
5 hipster trends started in cricket
Batting to bowling, team building to celebrations, every part of cricket has seen new trends. Which one is your favourite?
Kevin Pietersen withdraws himself from the 2017 IPL Auction
Kevin Pietersen withdraws himself from the 2017 IPL Auction
Pietersen was part of the BBL last month.
Kevin Pietersen charged by Cricket Australia for breaching code of conduct
Kevin Pietersen charged by Cricket Australia for breaching code of conduct
The incident took place during the Big Bash League semifinal encounter between the Scorchers and Stars.
5 old warhorses that rocked the sixth edition of the Big Bash League
5 old warhorses that rocked the sixth edition of the Big Bash League
With all of these sportsperson giving away their best even in the later stages of their career certifies that 'age is just a number'.
Kevin Pietersen warns Australia ahead of their tour to India
Kevin Pietersen warns Australia ahead of their tour to India
The former England skipper advises the Australian batsmen on what can be done to weather the storm in India.
IPL Released Players XI
IPL Released Players XI
A look at the released players XI for the players released for the upcoming auctions.
Kevin Pietersen responds to Darren Lehmann's comments
Kevin Pietersen responds to Darren Lehmann's comments
The Australian coach had earlier launched a scathing attack on the 36-year-old urging the Melbourne Stars to sack him.
David Hussey confirms his retirement from cricket after BBL exit
David Hussey confirms his retirement from cricket after BBL exit
His side lost out to the Perth Scorchers in the BBL yesterday.
Darren Lehmann urges Melbourne Stars to sack overpaid Kevin Pietersen
Darren Lehmann urges Melbourne Stars to sack overpaid Kevin Pietersen
Australian coach launches scathing attack on Pietersen and his unconvincing excuses.
5 players who should not have been released by their IPL franchises
5 players who should not have been released by their IPL franchises
Several franchises have opted to release some of their high-profile recruits before the IPL auction on February 6.
Kevin Pietersen apologises to rising British tennis star Dan Evans after drunken disdain
Kevin Pietersen apologises to rising British tennis star Dan Evans after drunken disdain
Dan Evans, however, rebukes the former England cricketer's apology as an image-conscious one.
Kevin Pietersen picks Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he has ever faced
Kevin Pietersen picks Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he has ever faced
The 36-year-old conceded that the Pakistani bowler tormented a number of batsmen during his time.
Australia vs Pakistan: Babar Azam equals 37-year-old world record
Australia vs Pakistan: Babar Azam equals 37-year-old world record
Azam became the joint-fastest in the history of ODIs to score 1000 runs in the format.
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