Monday, Feb 06, 2023

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.


How Pakistan's legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed taught Kevin Pietersen how to avoid bouncers

October 03, 2022 9:19 am

Inzamam-ul-Haq too talks about how to tackle short balls. ‘Don’t stand upright in expectation; it’s a fear. Lean forward, you will be able to pick length better’.

People can only dream about what you've done in cricket: Kevin Pietersen backs Kohli

July 16, 2022 11:19 pm

Kohli will not feature in the the five-match T20I series against the West Indies, to be played in the Caribbean and the United States from July 29.

Watch: Kevin Pietersen demonstrates how he worked for months to perfect the switch hit

July 05, 2022 10:20 am

The Kevin Pietersen switch hit became popular ever since he played it against Scott Styris.

I knew Ashwin was going to bowl a carrom ball from the way he held the ball at top of his mark: Pietersen

July 03, 2022 6:32 pm

Pietersen reveals the secret sauce behind his stupendous 186 in Mumbai. How Ashwin and Harbhajan telegraphed their variations at the top of their bowling mark itself.

Quiz: IPL big-earners on auction day over the years

February 14, 2022 8:36 am

This week's quiz was on IPL big-earners on Auction day over the years. Winners: Sameer Sankhe (Thane), M. Amara Athiban (Chidambaram), Rupesh Newalkar (Mumbai).

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January 30, 2022 4:51 pm

Brendan Taylor's match-fixing ban and the pain to see a talent go waste.

Gayle, Rhodes and Pietersen extend wishes after PM Modi sends messages on Republic Day

January 28, 2022 10:20 am

As India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day, PM Narendra Modi has written to celebrated cricketers Jonty Rhodes, Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen acknowledging their "profound connection" with the country.

Rohit Sharma should be named Test captain: Kevin Pietersen

January 21, 2022 12:41 pm

Kevin Pietersen believes that being in the bio-bubble for long periods also took a toll on Virat Kohli the captain and contributed to him stepping down

Not surprised at Virat Kohli's decision to quit captaincy: Kevin Pietersen

January 20, 2022 11:07 pm

Pietersen said from his perspective, he would not have performed well for two years without any crowd, with nobody watching.

England batting great Pietersen calls for abolition of bio bubbles for players

January 04, 2022 2:18 pm

The matter was, however, resolved after talks between players' representatives, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Cricket Australia and the Australian government.


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.