Kevin Pietersen confirmed on the fact of ending his career for cricket in England. He announced this after Surrey’s quarter-final defeat against Warwickshire in T20 blast.
Former England Batsman re-signed this summer to play for county cricket but unfortunately, he was unable to play many games due to his concerning injury. He played his last match on 19th July against Essex which his team won by 10 runs and also he received the Player of the Match.
Pietersen took to social media to announce his retirement from county cricket. He thanked all the clubs that he was associated with all these years and also thanked his fans.
He posted, “Surrey’s loss last night means the end of a career in England. What an amazing journey. Thank you, Notts, Hants, Surrey, ECB & supporters!”
Surrey’s loss last night means the end of career in England. What an amazing journey!
Thank you, Notts, Hants, Surrey, ECB & supporters! ?
— KP (@KP24) August 26, 2017
No doubt Pietersen has been one of the most prolific and prominent players for England. He has amazing records in both the long and short formats of the game. He played for England in 104 Tests, 136 ODIs, and 37 T20Is. In tests, he has 8181 runs with an average of 47.28. He has as much as 4440 runs in One Day Internationals with an average of 40.73.
He was also a part of the squad during England’s World T20 2010 stint. He has an amazing strike rate of 141.9 in the T20s. He has recently moved to South Africa and rumors are that he might play for the Proteas by 2019.