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Thursday, December 09, 2021

Kevin Pietersen

One of the most flamboyant cricketers ever to don the England cap, Kevin Pietersen is a name that divides opinion like few others in the sport. Pietersen made his Test debut in the 2005 Ashes scoring a half century in his very first innings and followed it up with another in the second. He was the standout performer for England with the rest of the batting order collapsing around him. Over the years, many of England\'s big totals were in part due to Pietersen\'s masterful stroke play and the team have generally struggled in his absence. Born South African, Pietersen joined Nottighamshire in 2000. His first ODI series was in 2004 against Zimbabwe, in which he averaged 104. In the subsequent series series against South Africa, he scored three centuries, one of which was the fastest ever by an Englishman. But Pietersen\'s consistency with the bat was also accompanied by clashes with the ECB, former England coach Peter Moores, Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss which ultimately led him to be axed from the England setup.


MI can't afford trademark slow start to IPL, CSK have shot at title: Kevin Pietersen

September 17, 2021 8:45 pm

Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals were placed in the top-four when IPL was suspended in May due to COVID cases in its bio-bubble.

Kevin Pietersen slams racial abuse of England's Black footballers after Euro final loss

July 12, 2021 4:12 pm

Kevin Pietersen joined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Football Association (FA) in slamming those who abused the three players of colour after they failed to score in the shootout.

Kevin Pietersen comes under fire for Covid tweet hours after Sachin Tendulkar's announcement

March 28, 2021 1:50 pm

Yuvraj Singh asks Kevin Pietersen why the thought came to him the day Sachin Tendulkar made the announcement. Pietersen replies by saying he did not know about Sachin testing positive.

'It would be a dream come true': Kevin Pietersen on Indo-Pak friendship

March 25, 2021 1:34 pm

Kevin Pietersen wrote that PM Modi's gesture of wishing Imran Khan a speedy recovery from Covid-19 made him smile, "We all need each other and this year has shown us that".

It will be disrespectful to Indian team if England doesn't play its best XI: Kevin Pietersen

January 24, 2021 6:22 pm

Not only Bairstow but all-rounder Sam Curran and pacer Mark Wood have also been left out of the squad.

Kevin Pietersen shares Rahul Dravid’s email to help England openers counter spinners

January 23, 2021 9:46 pm

Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to share an email that Rahul Dravid had sent him, explaining how to tackle spin bowling in challenging conditions.

Rahul Dravid's advice on how to play spin changed the world for Kevin Pietersen

August 02, 2020 1:12 pm

Pietersen said his Indian Premier League experiences, batting alongside world-class players such as Dravid and Virender Sehwag, helped him expand his repertoire of shots.

Players must play, crowd or no crowd: Kevin Pietersen

May 11, 2020 8:20 am

Always a big favourite with fans, Pietersen hit 23 centuries and scored more than 8,000 runs in 104 tests for England before finally hanging up his bat in 2018 after a few years playing for club teams across the world.

Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga named greatest bowler in IPL history

April 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Lasith Malinga helped Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians to win IPL 2019 final against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by defending nine runs in the final over despite going for 42 runs in his previous three overs.

'MS Dhoni arguably the greatest captain ever': Kevin Pietersen

April 18, 2020 3:37 pm

MS Dhoni, who has been leading IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, has been a successful captain there also, winning the cash-rich T20 league thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018.


Kevin Pietersen celebrates 35th birthday in Caribbean

June 28, 2015 11:27 am

Kevin Pietersen celebrated his 35th birthday on Saturday with his teammates.

Express Adda with Kevin Pietersen: An evening of style and class

April 09, 2014 1:52 pm

Kevin Pietersen, at the Express Adda on Tuesday, spoke at length about the game of cricket, Delhi Daredevils and the road ahead.