Cricket has seen a number of legends who played their game and had there farewell. Some cricketers were missed by their fans so much that they still wear their jersey number while watching a match. Recently a number of cricketers announced their retirement from the game. The latest being Kevin Pietersen.
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Kevin Peterson, who was captain of the England team, will soon be going to hang his bat. The 37-year-old Pietersen, who has been out of international cricket since the handling of Australia’s Ashes series in the 2013-14 Ashes series, has announced that as a cricketer, he will be soon taking retirement.
Check out his Twitter post:
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!
Pietersen, who is playing in the Pakistan Super League, has announced in a sentimental message to his family on social media that the next few weeks as a cricketer can prove his last week on the field of play. Pietersen has already made a commentary before his declaration of retirement.
In England’s cricket history, Pietersen is the fifth batsman to make the most runs. He has scored 8181 runs in 104 Test matches. His batting average is 47.28 and in total 23 centuries and 35 fifties are in his place. He has played 136 One Day Internationals and 37 T20 for England.
There was a time when Peterson was an important part of the England team but he was dropped from the team after the 0-5 defeat in England during the 2013-14 Ashes series.