Kevin Pietersen - profile, career and stats

Kevin Pietersen is a former English cricketer and captain. He was a right-handed batter and an occassional off-spin bowler. He is often termed as one of the greatest English batter to ever play the game.

In 2005, he bagged ICC ODI Player of the Year award and ICC Emerging Player of the Year award.

Pietersen helped the England cricket team win their first T20 World Cup in 2010 and was awarded the Player of the Tournament for his performances.

When was Kevin Pietersen born?

He was born on June 27, 1980.

Where was Kevin Pietersen born?

He was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Who are his parents?

His father Jannie Pietersen is South African while his mother Penny Pietersen is English.

Who is Kevin Pietersen’s wife?

His wife’s name is Jessica Taylor and she is a singer. She is part of the band called Liberty X.

What is Kevin Pietersen's full name?

His middle name is “Peter” making his full name Kevin Peter Pietersen.

What is his school name?

Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg

When did Kevin Pietersen play his first international match?

Pietersen played his first ODI match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his debut Test match was in against Australia in the 2005-2006 Ashes series.

When did Kevin Pietersen retire from international cricket?

He announced his retirement from international cricket on 31st May, 2012.

Best piece of advice he ever got?

“Just look at the ball. Do not look anywhere else while batting. The ball is what matters.”

What are his Kevin Pietersen’s nicknames?

KP, Kelves, and Kapes are his nicknames. The Australian Cricket Team during the 2006-07 Ashes named him “The Ego”

What was his batting position?

He batted in the top-order of the English team.

What is his favorite food?

Burger and salads.

What is Kevin Pietersen’s favourite Indian dish?

Chole Bhature, a favourite among Delhi residents, is a favourite Indian dish of Pietersen.

Who is the best and toughest bowler Kevin Pietersen has ever faced?

Pakistan’s former pacer, Muhammad Asif, is the toughest and best bowler Kevin Pietersen has ever faced. He even called him better than Glen McGrath, Muttiah Muralidaran, and Shane Warne.

Which football club does Kevin Pietersen support?

English Premier League club, Chelsea.

Which sport does he likes to play other than cricket?

He enjoys playing golf and spending time at golf courts.