Kevin Pietersen has been one of the key players for Melbourne Stars    Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen has been one of the key players for Melbourne Stars Getty Images

Few cricketers made batting as exciting as Kevin Pietersen did. He had an eventful career for England before being sacked in 2014. Pietersen revealed that the energies are “dwindling” and the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season for Melbourne Stars could be his final outing as a professional cricketer.

End of an eventful career?

“I am definitely coming to the end of my playing time. So I am definitely going to enjoy the last few digs. It’s the practice that you look at and you just think, ‘do I want to do it?’ I’ve still got the energy at the moment but it’s dwindling,” Pietersen told cricket.com.au.

When asked if this is the last time the fan would see him play, KP responded, “Possibly.”

On the upcoming BBL

“I m coming to the end of my career. My career is not going to be defined on how I play in the Big Bash. My career has already been defined by all my ups and downs though a long career. It s my job to come here and help others, help the youngsters, be a good influence, be a positive influence on the team. That s what I ve done for three or four years,” added the former England skipper.

On Australia

During his playing days, KP was targeted often by the Australian crowd. However, BBL changed his perception about Australia.

While his willingness to speak his mind and natural flair made him a target of Australian crowds during his international career, Pietersen suggests the BBL changed his perception of the country.

“I absolutely love Australia. Great golf courses and great cities Magnificent restaurants, great people. I had a love-hate relationship when I played for England but I’ve been wearing this (pointing to his Stars shirt) for three or four seasons, I love this place. Whenever I get the opportunity to come to Australia with Australians and be part of the Australian set up it’s amazing. It’s such a beautiful country,” Pietersen said.

Earlier this year, KP had hinted that he would turn up for his native nation South Africa. But in all possibility that would not happen.