What made Kevin Pietersen go, “Pakistan Zindabad!”?

It is Pakistan’s 69th Independence Day and the slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad” can be heard all throughout the nation. Joining the bandwagon is the South African-born England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

So what made Pietersen say so? A fan named Farrukh Zaman mentioned the English cricketer on Twitter and asked him, “@KP24 . its independence day in Pakistan KP. Any msg 4 ur Pakistani fans. They wld luv to hear sumthing from u.”

KP, as Pietersen is fondly called, replied:

The England batsman, who was dropped after the Ashes last year, enjoys an immense fan following in subcontinent. Why not? He is inarguably the best batsman England produced in this century. This gesture from KP will continue to see his popularity soaring in this part of the world.