Kevin Pietersen Biography & Wiki, Weight, Height, Age, Birth date
Kevin Peter Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980) is a former England international cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who currently plays for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League as well as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge. He had also been signed by the Rising Pune Supergiants for the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League.
Pietersen was born to an Afrikaner father and English mother in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England in 2000, after voicing his displeasure at the racial quota system in South African cricket. Being of English ancestry, Pietersen was eligible for the England team so long as he first served a four-year qualifying period in English county cricket. He was called up by England almost immediately after he completed four years with Nottinghamshire. He made his international debut in the One Day International (ODI) match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia. Pietersen left Nottinghamshire for Hampshire in 2005, but the England team’s subsequent reliance on him resulted in Pietersen making only a single first-class appearance for his new county between 2005 and 2010. In June 2010, Pietersen announced his wish to leave Hampshire; he joined Surrey on loan for the remainder of the season, then moved permanently in 2011.
Pietersen was captain of the England Test and ODI teams from 4 August 2008 to 7 January 2009, but resigned after just three Tests and nine ODIs following a dispute with the England coach Peter Moores, who was sacked the same day. Pietersen’s relationship with the ECB never fully recovered. This came to a head in 2012 when, after a disagreement over his schedule, Pietersen announced his retirement from all forms of international limited-overs cricket on 31 May. Although he later retracted his retirement, his relationship with both the ECB and his team-mates soured during the series against South Africa, and he was dropped for the final Test of that series. Pietersen last played for England in the 2013–14 Ashes and subsequent ODIs, after which he was informed that he was no longer being considered for international selection.
Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket. He has the second-highest run total from his first 25 Tests, behind only Sir Don Bradman of Australia, and was the fastest player, in terms of days, to reach 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Test runs. He became only the third English batsman to top the ICC One Day International rankings, doing so in March 2007. In July 2008, after a century against South Africa, The Times called him “the most complete batsman in cricket” and in 2012 The Guardian called him “England’s greatest modern batsman”.
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|Biography of Kevin Pietersen|
|Real Name||Kevin Peter Pietersen|
|Nick Name||KP, Kev, The Ego, FIGJAM, Kelves and Kapes|
|Profession||Former England Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Status & More of Kevin Pietersen|
|Height||in centimeters- 193 cm
in meters- 1.93 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 4”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 88 kg
in Pounds- 194 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
|Personal Life of Kevin Pietersen|
|Date of Birth||27 June 1980|
|Age ||36 Years|
|Birth Place||Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
|Hometown||Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
|College||Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg|
|Family||Father- Jannie Pietersen
Mother- Penny Pietersen
Brothers- Tony Pietersen, Greg Pietersen and Bryan Pietersen
|Controversies||• After he got out by Yuvraj Singh during the England tour of India in 2008, he called Yuvraj a pie-chucker. In response to which Yuvraj told him that he has already dismissed him 5 times.
• When South Africa beat England 2-0 in 2012 Test series in England, he was dropped from final Test after it was found that he texted AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn degrading his captain Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower.
• He became the England captain in 2008, but after his rift with the coach Peter Moores, he resigned from his captaincy.
|Cricket History Of Kevin Pietersen|
|International Debut||Test- 21 July 2005 vs Australia in London
ODI- 28 November 2004 vs Zimbabwe in Harare
T20- 13 June 2005 vs Australia in Southampton
|Domestic/State Team||England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey|
|IPL Team||Rising Pune Supergiants|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Jersey Number||#24(England )
#24(IPL, County Cricket)
|Records [Main]||• In his debut first-class match for Nottinghamshire, he scored his debut hundred and scored 1275 runs with an excellent average of 57.95 in that season.
• In his ODI debut against Zimbabwe, he scored his first ODI half century.
• 8th English batsman to score consecutive 50s in debut Test match.
• 1st England player to win a Player of the Tournament award in an ICC event after England won the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup.
• Fastest to 4000 Test runs.
|Favourite Shorts||Switch-hit Shot|
|Likes To Play Again||Australia|
|Career Turning Point||Domestic century at Chester-le-Street in 2001 (109 off 139 balls).|
|Favourite Things Of Kevin Pietersen|
|Favourite Food||Barbeque and Japanese food|
|Favourite Actor||Kiefer Sutherland|
|Favourite Colors||Red, Blue|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Kevin Pietersen|
|Affairs||Jessica Taylor (Singer and Model)|
|Wife||Jessica Taylor (Singer and Model)|
|Earning Money of Kevin Pietersen|
|Net Worth||$7.5 million|
|Salary Per Match||N/A|