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Kevin Pietersen and the long list of controversies

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Kevin Pietersen has been an outspoken person since the start of his cricketing career. Born in South Africa, he represented KwaZulu Natal and scored a half-century against the England side in 1999. He was soon dropped for the racial quota which meant four non-white players in the team. An infuriated Pietersen criticised the racial quota system © Getty Images

Kevin Pietersen’s remarkable career seems to have come to a sudden halt after he was dropped from the squad to play West Indies. Pietersen’s exclusion came after the fallout with coach Andy Flower post the 0-5 whitewash against Australia in the Ashes 2013-14. The maverick batsman has been involved in many controversies since the start of his cricketing career in South Africa. This gallery looks back at all the controversies involving Pietersen. Such was his aura that in 2009, journalist Marcus Stead wote a biography Kevin Pietersen: Portrait of a Rebel. 

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West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

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South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

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