Fired England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was once the most despised cricketer for Australian crowd, has made the detractors’ take a 180 degree turn on their views about him following his antics in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.
News.com.au reported that such is his presence on field in Australia that whenever Kevin Pietersen walks out to bat and is instigated via the ground PA system, crowd encourage him and whenever he decamps he is given a flippant send-off.
Kevin Pietersen’s mic’d up conclave during his matches for Melbourne Stars has helped changed his resemblance in the Australian community as he has given Big Bash League (BBL) spectators with absorbing access to his character, strategies and thought process while batting and fielding.
Then there have also been the batsman’s commentary stints at non-Stars games, where Pietersen has reportedly captivated audiences by revealing his passion for competitive cricket and big hitting.
On Thursday Kevin Pietersen’s established vogue peaked as Brisbane Heat collapsed against Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium. While the Heat’s lower batting order winded along, trying to solve the mess created by the top order, in the commentary box, Kevin Pietersen, was quizzed on a variety of topics and matters by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting.
Kevin Pietersen, who revealed about his tough times after England firing, disclosed that he had faced some serious issues over his England exile. Kevin Pietersen added that he has got no idea why he is not playing for England and also said that he has never been told the reason. Passionate fans took to social media during the frank Ponting-Pietersen chat.