England and Quetta star Kevin Pietersen announces retirement

Mar 18, 2018, 01:23
England and Quetta star Kevin Pietersen announces retirement

"Purple hopefully will do it Inshallah!", said Kevin Pietersen.

As expected, former England star Kevin Pietersen has announced his retirement from all cricket; having played his last game for Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Kevin Pietersen has confirmed that he has finally made a decision to hang up his boots.

Pietersen's Quetta slipped to third after being overtaken by Karachi Kings, who won their final against Islamabad United.

Andrew Flintoff and Pietersen were England team-matesFollowing the end of his worldwide career, Pietersen predominantly became a globe-trotting T20 specialist, playing in the T20 leagues in Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies and the PSL.His last appearance in England came for county side Surrey last summer."I'm super proud of everything", added Pietersen.

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At the age of 37, Pietersen's enthusiasm for the hard graft of competitive cricket has been visibly waning in recent months.

Pietersen added a further update on his Twitter feed on Saturday morning, which appeared to cement his decision.

"Just been told that I scored 30,000+ runs which included 152 fifties & 68 hundreds in my professional career".

South Africa-born Pietersen is believed to be ready to move on from cricket as he devotes more time to his conservation work with rhinos.

"Countless goodbyes to Jessica Taylor and my kids as a cricket player and this one this evening is the last one I'll ever have to do".

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Controversy, however, followed Pietersen throughout his career and England's decision to send him into exile in 2014 split fans of the national team.

But Pietersen's greatest hits will endure long after the bitterness of the latter years has faded.

The 37-year-old has been away from worldwide cricket since January 2014, when he played the last of his 104 Tests during the Ashes series in Australia, when England were swept 0-5.

Michael Vaughan, Pietersen's captain during that 2005 Ashes, led the tributes on Twitter.

"I loved entertaining you all!" the 37-year-old Pietersen wrote on Instagram. "1st England batsman that put fear into the Aussies", Vaughan tweeted.

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