Kevin Pietersen, 31, one of the England’s finest strokeplayers and respected worldwide, retired from limited overs One Day games and T20s. The versatile English player, however, will continue to play Test Matches.
The increasing demand of International crickets on his body is the main reason to quit the limited version of games, said Kevin Pietersen. It is appropriate time to come out from the shorter version of games so that the next generation players will get sufficient experience for the World Cup, 2015.
Kevin Pietersen’s ODIs Records
- Total ODIs: 127
- Run Scored: 4, 184
- Total Centuries: 10
- Highest Score: 130 against Pakistan in Dubai, 2012
- Average: 42
Twenty 20 Records
- Total Twenty 20s: 36
- Total runs: 1176
- Average: 38
Kevin Pietersen was comfortable with T20s, and performed well in the recent IPL 5 from Delhi Daredevils. His decision surprised everybody as the Twenty20 World Cup is due in September.
ECB managing director Hugh Morris showed disappointment over Kevin Pietersen decision. Kevin Pietersen was the Man of the Tournament at the last Twenty20 World Cup. Since the next T20 World Cup is due in September and, so we are quite surprised over Pietersen’s decision, said Hugh Morris.