Kevin Pietersen: Never say goodbye!

The Karan Johar directed Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (English title: Never Say Goodbye), released in 2006, is a multi-starrer musical drama. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles, with Amitabh Bachchan playing a pivotal supporting role.

The film explored themes of adultery and extra-marital affairs, and was more successful in the overseas market.

The above poster is inspired by the Shah Rukh Khan starrer and sees Kevin Pietersen playing the lead.

Pietersen, one of England’s greatest cricketers, was dropped from the national team in February last year and he hit-back hard at the board by releasing his autobiography, where he criticised the then coach, Andy Flower and several of his former team-mates.

The South Africanborn controversial English cricketer has a history of ‘attitude’ problems for which he got into trouble often and the final nail was hammered last year by the England and Wales Board (ECB), when he was axed from the side.

While it’s pretty evident that Pietersen will not be picked for England again, he has not given up hope and keeps saying that he wants to come back in the English side. Tuesday was no different. In an interview with Ricky Ponting, Pietersen again said, “I want to play for England.”

That’s not all of it, Pietersen is so desperate to be around the England setup that last week, he also tweeted mentioning Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, that he is available to play for the Prime Minister’s XI in a practice match against England.

The Criclife poster of ‘KP Alvida Na Kehna Hai’, is a tribute to Pietersen’s ‘never say goodbye’ attitude. We see the cricketer, who is fondly called by his initials ‘KP’, with a bouquet in his hands, now calling out to the Australian PM in hope for a berth, while the English doors seemed to have shut on him.

CricLife wishes Pietersen all the very best and, like millions, hope that he will be able to resume his international career.