Monday, 23 July, 2018

Former England cricket star Kevin Pietersen appears to retire

End of an era Kevin Pietersen retires from all forms of cricket End of an era Kevin Pietersen retires from all forms of cricket
Rita Gibson | 17 March, 2018, 20:45

"BOOTS UP! Thank you", Pietersen's tweet read.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen brought the curtain down on his playing career on Saturday in a series of messages on social media after deciding not to travel with Quetta Gladiators to Lahore for their Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoff.

Andrew Flintoff and Pietersen were England team-matesFollowing the end of his worldwide career, Pietersen predominantly became a globe-trotting T20 specialist, playing in the T20 leagues in Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies and the PSL.His last appearance in England came for county side Surrey last summer."I'm super proud of everything", added Pietersen.

Kevin Pietersen will undoubtedly go down as one of England's most memorable and entertaining players of all-time.

"Someone just tweeted to tell me that I scored 30000+ runs including 152 fifty's & 68 hundreds in my pro career", he wrote on Instagram.

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Williams, the tournament's No. 8 seed, has split her only two career meetings with the 20th-seeded Kastakina. And she was, you know, ready to play and ready to win the match. "I didn't feel the ball at all".

Pietersen played 104 tests for England after making his debut against Australia at Lord's in 2005. "I hope you can respect my decision and my family's decision not to travel [to Pakistan]", he said. He is having a house built near Kruger national park in South Africa, and used two of his final appearances, for Surrey in last season's NatWest Blast and Melbourne Stars in the BBL, to promote the cause with fund-raising "Rhino Days".

The 37-year-old is considered by many to be England's most talented batsman ever but his fiery nature also meant he courted several controversies along the way.

He also appeared in 37 T20Is, scoring 1,176 runs with seven half-centuries and was part of the World T20 winning team in 2010.

Michael Vaughan, Pietersen's captain during that 2005 Ashes, led the tributes on Twitter. Best Batsman I had the pleasure to play with.

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