Kevin Pietersen © Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen © Getty Images

Kevin Pietersen has announced his retirement from cricket. Pietersen, who was playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Quetta Gladiators has from his Twitter account confirmed the same. He will not be going to Pakistan to play PSL playoffs with Gladiators. There have been continuous rumours about when Pietersen will hang up his boots. Former skipper and flamboyant batsman, Pietersen has always managed to hog the limelight irrespective of his presence on or off the cricketing field. 

Pietersen played 104 Tests for England, scoring 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28. He also played 136 ODIs and 37 T20Is. Pietersen was also awarded Man of the Match during England’s World T20 title run in 2010.

 

Pietersen, originally from South Africa, represented England in international cricket. He played his last match for England during the 2013-14 Ashes and was dropped for what England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) termed as ‘lack of trust’. In his illustrious career, Pietersen has played for Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey, Melbourne Stars, Quetta Gladiators and Rising Pune Supergiants amongst many others.