The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century.
Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body, died on Friday at the age of 74.
Out of favour, English batsman paid rich tribute to Ali by inking himself with an image of the legendary boxer.
The flamboyant batsman uploaded an image of his tattoo in Instagram soon after the demise of Muhammad Ali. Pietersen wrote: “He talked the talk & walked the walk! He was the GREATEST sports person ever! #RIP #GOAT”.