Kevin Pietersen had announced his retirement from cricket on March 16. Pietersen, who was playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Quetta Gladiators, confirmed the news from his Twitter account. He refused to travel to Pakistan to play PSL playoffs with his side.

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 and was awarded Man of the Match in the final of World T20 2010 that England won.

Sachin Tendulkar through his Twitter account wished Pietersen all the luck for his ‘second innings’. He wrote “Congratulations on a great career, @KP24. You’ve been a delight to watch! Your second innings journey has just begun. Wishing you all the very best.”

Pietersen last played for England during the 2013-14 Ashes and was dropped for what England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) termed as ‘lack of trust’ as the reason. He is very active on Instagram promoting website sorai.com. His Instagram bio reads ‘Onto my next job, trying to save rhinos from extinction!’