Publicado: Sol, Marcha 18, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Kevin Pietersen retires from all forms of cricket

Kevin Pietersen retires from all forms of cricket

Pietersen, who was playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Quetta Gladiators has from his Twitter account confirmed the same.

His side, Quetta Gladiators, have made it to the play-offs of the Twenty20 event, but Pietersen opted out as the remaining matches will be played in Pakistan.

The decision not to travel to Pakistan appears to mean that Pietersen's final game as a professional cricketer came on Thursday, when he scored seven runs in Quetta's six-wicket defeat to Islamabad United in Sharjah.

However on Saturday, Pietersen tweeted again and this time he was much clearer in his message.

The South Africa-born batsman played his final professional match in England with Surrey last summer and bid farewell to the Big Bash with the Melbourne Stars in January. Thank you for all the quite lovely msgs!

"I loved entertaining you all!" the 37-year-old Pietersen wrote on Instagram. "Time to move on!".

Though he has shown glimpses of his enduring class in his recent engagements, it is plain that the passion has ebbed away from Pietersen's game - and flowed increasingly into his new love of rhino conservation, for which he is an increasingly committed spokesman.

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He remains the fifth most prolific run-scorer for England in the format, behind Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart and David Gower.

Simon Jones, who featured alongside Pietersen in England's 2005 Ashes-winning squad, responded to the post - heaping praise on his former team-mate.

Pietersen embarked on a nomadic T20 career after his time with England ended, taking in all corners of the globe, with the last 12 months an extended farewell tour. Not everyone's Cup of Tea but you will do for me ... 1st England batsman that put fear into the Aussies.

In 104 Tests for England, Pietersen scored 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28, with 23 centuries and 35 fifties.

"Countless goodbyes to Jessica Taylor and my kids as a cricket player and this one this evening is the last one I'll ever have to do".

If we all help, it'll be greater than any of our achievements in any walk of life!

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