Former South Africa-born England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was one of the greatest cricketers in English cricket history. In the late teenage period, Pietersen moved to England cricket after voicing against the racial quota system in South African cricket.
After his international debut in 2004, Pietersen was continuously growing up in international cricket with his consistent performances. He was one of the main reasons for England’s regrowth in international cricket. While England won their maiden ICC trophy by winning the ICC World T20 2010 in West Indies, Pietersen won the Player of the Tournament award.
But due to his issues with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Pietersen retired from the limited-overs cricket in the middle of 2012. However, just a few months later, he changed his mindset and returned to the limited-overs sides. Apart from continuing his Test career till early 2014, Pietersen also continued his ODI and T20I career till 2013, but his relationship with the ECB never became healthier like the early period. He officially retired from the game in March 2018.
During his international career, star English cricketer Pietersen played 104 Tests, 136 ODIs and 37 T20Is.