Kevin Pietersen Quits International Cricket? Well Yes, Maybe!
Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen hasn’t announced his international retirement yet but in a chat with SAcricketmag.com recently, the flamboyant batsman dropped a hint, a sure shot rather, of not playing for England anymore.
Kevin Pietersen, 36, was in news lately for his tweet, ‘#BringBackKP, which stirred talks all-over as it seemed like he is initiating his own campaign for a national team comeback after Alastair Cook hung his captaincy boots. But for now, he has taken a u-turn and claimed he is done with international cricket.
Talking to the web portal ahead of the start of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Thursday, KP was blunt in accepting his ill-interest in playing in blue jersey again when asked about his future plans.
“No. Not at all. I’m done. I don’t want to jump into an international bubble anymore.”
He further added, ‘I can pick and choose when I go on holiday. I’m still an icon in the T20 leagues and I want to keep it that way. I just roam around the world and I love batting. I’m still trying to get the best out of myself, and my form shows that I still have the hunger.’
The star batsman played his last game for England in 2013 Ashes at Sydney, where England suffered a humiliating 5-0 whitewash. Since then, he has been purposefully kept out of the mix, putting up the reasons of his bad behavior and not to forget his rift with ECB’s director, Andrew Strauss.
The South African born earlier opted himself out of the forthcoming IPL auction, stating he has had a tough calendar year and needs some time to rest before making himself available for the T20 leagues post IPL.
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