PSL 2018 will be Kevin Pietersen’s swansong | Pakistan Today

PSL 2018 will be Kevin Pietersen’s swansong

LAHORE: Kevin Piteresen has called time on his illustrious and ‘controversial’ cricketing career. The 37-year-old will ply his trade for the last time with the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Pieteresen announced the decision on his Instagram account, with these words: “Countless goodbyes to @jessicalibertyx & my kids as a cricket player & this one this evening is the last one I’ll ever have to do. I’ve hated every goodbye but also known it’s work so just gotten on with it. The journey has been absolutely amazing & for the next 3/4 weeks I’ll be a current professional & then it’s chapter closed! Had my time & loved it but the endless goodbyes & travel needs to calm down now. Cricket has been the best!”

The South African born 37-year-old played 104 Tests, 136 ODIs and 37 T20Is for England from mid-2005 till early 2014. He scored 8,181 runs in Tests at 47.28 with 23 centuries and 35 half-centuries, finishing as the fifth-highest run-scorer in England’s history. He made 4,422 runs in 134 ODIs at 41.32 with nine centuries and 25 fifties, and occupies the fifth spot in the list of all time highest-run getters for England. The right-handed batsman is only the third England batsman to have scored more than 1,000 runs in T20Is. In 37 matches, Pietersen made 1,176 runs at 37.93 with seven fifties.

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