South African-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen is a superb batsman who just recently banged with his excellent performance as opener for England versus Netherlands in ICC World Cup 2011 playground.
Kevin Pietersen is a top scoring cricket celebrity who has credit of 338 runs at an average of 22 with a sole half-century in the last 15 games and is a right handed batsman playing for England and Surrey. Kevin Peter Pietersen was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa on 27 June 1980 and made his first-class cricket debut for Natal’s B team in 1997 just at the age of 17 where he was admired as an off spin bowler and a hard-hitting lower-order batsman. After playing for two seasons, he made his way to England for helping them winning Birmingham and District Premier League in 2000.
Clive Rice invited Kevin Pietersen to join Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club from 2001 tom 2004 and he had also been playing for Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore in his second and third seasons from 2008 to 2010. Kevin Pietersen was captain of the England Test and One Day International teams but resigned just after three tests and nine One Day Internationals due to a dispute with England coach Peter Moores. He is one of the top sports men in world and has also written his autobiography “Kevin Pietersen: Crossing the Boundary” in 2007. His second biography “Kevin Pietersen: Portrait of a Rebel” was written by journalist Marcus Stead in 2009. The detail account of controversies against Pietersen’s reign as England captain is explained in these books.
Kevin Pietersen married to Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor on 29 December 2007 at St Andrew’s Church in Castle Combe and their first child, Dylan Blake Pietersen born on 10 May 2010. His test match debut was in England in 2005 versus Australia and the last test match in 2011 again versus Australia. His ODI debut was in 2004 versus Zimbabwe and last ODI versus Australia in 2011.
Kevin Pietersen has played total of 71 test matches, 110 ODI and 164 FC with best bowling and as batsman and had been an efficient and active performer in cricket playgrounds. Also read here Greatest German Racing Driver Michael Schumacher.