World Class Cricketer: Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen, the dashing right-handed batsman from England, is a world class cricketer known for his aggressive batting style and unorthodox techniques. He is regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game.

Millions of followers from all over the globe support this aggressive right-hand batsman.

Kevin Pietersen aka ‘KP’ has all the shots in the book ranging from the normal cricketing shots to the highly creative ones such as the ‘switch-hit.’

Over the years, KP has invented a few top class run-scoring cricket shots such as the switch-hit, heliflick and the helihook.

The South-African born cricketer started playing for England in the year 2004.

Although he isn’t playing International cricket right now, he’s having a great time playing in major worldwide T20 leagues.

KP is also known for his handsome looks and unique sense of style.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the best moments in his international career.

 

Triumph In South Africa

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Kevin Pietersen raised his bat to the crowd after a splendid century.

Making his ODI debut, Kevin Pietersen was selected for the series against South Africa in the year 2005.

KP managed to earn the respect of the crowd with a brilliant performance in all the matches.

Pietersen was also awarded the Man of the Series award for the runs he scored in the series.

Dream Test Debut – 2005 Ashes

It was a dream test match for the right-handed batsman, as he made the most of his opportunity to become the 2005 Ashes hero.

KP also managed to score his maiden century in test match cricket.

England went on to regain the Ashes thanks to the brave efforts made by the star batsman.

The series was also considered to be one of the greatest test-matches of all time.

The Switch-Hit

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On the 15th of June 2008, Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street, the cricketing world got to experience an unorthodox shot like they had never seen before.

Kevin Pietersen had played the innovative ‘Switch Hit’ shot for the first time in his career.

The Switch Hit happened to be the trademark shot of this star player, and he launched two huge sixes by playing it against New Zealand.

England won the match and KP was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his unbeaten 110.

Winning the 2010 ICC World T20

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Winning the 2010 T20 World Cup was the main highlight of Kevin Pietersen’s career.

The global tournament was held in the West Indies, and Pietersen was included in the squad.

Pietersen was the star of the tournament for his match-winning knocks.

England had won their first ever ICC trophy due to the classy batting display of KP.

 The 2012 Mumbai Test Match

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Kevin Pietersen celebrated after scoring one of his career-best innings in the second test match in Mumbai.

The India-England test match series in India was a great contest with visitors England winning the series 2 – 1.

It was KP who scored 186 in Mumbai on a turning wicket, as he helped England win the 2nd test match.

Then, he scored two half-centuries in the remaining matches to lead England to a famous test-series victory on Indian soil.

End of an International Career

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Having lost the 2013-2014 ashes series against Australia, KP was axed from the English cricket team with immediate affect.

Ever since his removal from the International team, Pietersen has been playing as a freelance T20 cricketer.

Hope Remains

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The game of Cricket needs a great player such as Kevin Pietersen!

KP will become eligible to play for his birth-nation South Africa in the year 2019.

So, hope is still alive for this modern-day genius, as he awaits his comeback to International cricket.

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