Out of favour English top order batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has not been representating England for some time now is contemplating playing for South Africa. Well, Kevin Pietersen is born in South Africa, so in other words, he will return to known territories. He will be eligible to play for the Proteas by 2019. Keeping the year in mind, we feel Kevin is eyeing the 2019 World Cup.
The 37-year-old batsman will become eligible to play for the Proteas in 2019 having not been selected for England after being sacked in the aftermath of the 2013-14 Ashes defeat in Australia.
“You are talking about in two years’ time. Would I? Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see where I am,” said Pietersen after smashing a thrilling half-century to lead Surrey to a 10-run win over Essex.
“I’m going to be playing a lot of cricket in South Africa over the next two years, so we’ll see.
“I love batting: I will bat for as long as I love the art of batting. I do at the moment, but I’m an old man now, I’ve just hurt my calf, I didn’t field.
“Who knows where I’ll be in two years’ time? If I enjoy batting, we’ll see where I get to. I’m in a very happy place,” he concluded.
It seems that Kevin wants to really prove a point.
— Cric Things (@ThingsCricket) June 27, 2017
Kevin Pietersen has been a regular at playing the Indian Premier League till 2016 before he pulled out of the tournament before 2017’s edition. He was a part of the Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and was released by the franchise before IPL 2017 auction.
Kevin is well renowned for his over-the-top lifestyle, he has also raised his voice against rhino killings, an endangered species. He is an avid traveller and loves to party. KP, as he is fondly known, is also a master at playing the switch hit.