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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 in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

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Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

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