Kevin Pieterson (Cricketer) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Kevin Pietersen is a former player of the England team. Kevin was born in South Africa but he was against the racial quota system being practiced in South African cricket and therefore shifted to England in 2000.
Name: Kevin Peter Pieterson
Nickname: KP, Kev, The Ego, FIGJAM, Kelves and Kapes
Profession: Former England Cricketer (Batsman)
DOB: June 27, 1980
Birth Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Home Town: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Home Address: Not Known
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Playing golf
Debut Work:Test- 21 July 2005 vs Australia in London, ODI- 28 November 2004 vs Zimbabwe in Harare, T20- 13 June 2005 vs Australia in Southampton
Coach: Clive Rice
Domestic/State Team: England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey
Jersey Number: #24 (England), #24(IPL, County Cricket)
Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break
Nature on field: Aggressive
Height: 193 centimetres
Weight: 88 kilograms
Body: Chest Measurements: 44 Inches, Waist Measurements: 36 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Jessica Taylor (Singer and Model)
GF:Jessica Taylor (Singer and Model)
Kids: Rosie, Dylan
Father: Jannie Pietersen
Brother: Tony Pietersen, Greg Pietersen and Bryan Pietersen
School: Not Known
College (Graduation): Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg
College (Post-Graduation): Not Known
Educational Qualification: Not Known
Cars: Not Known
Bikes: Not Known
Property: Not Known
Salary: Not Known
Net Income: $7.5 million (estimate)
Actor: Kiefer Sutherland
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
Cricketer: Batsman: Hansie Cronje, Bowler: Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh
More Information and Facts about Kevin Pieterson
- He had been signed by the Rising Pune Supergiants for the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League.
- He has an Afrikaner father and English mother.
- He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England in 2000, after he expressed his displeasure at the racial quota system in South African cricket.
- Being of English ancestry, Pietersen was eligible for the England team so long as he first served a four-year qualifying period in English county cricket. He was called up by England after he completed four years with Nottinghamshire.
- He made his international debut in the One Day International (ODI) match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia.
- In June 2010, Pietersen announced his wish to leave Hampshire and joined Surrey on loan for the remainder of the season before moving permanently in 2011.
- Pietersen was captain of the England Test and ODI teams from 4 August 2008 to 7 January 2009, but resigned after just three Tests and nine ODIs due to a dispute with the England coach Peter Moores.
- In 2012, after a disagreement over his schedule, Pietersen announced his retirement from all forms of international limited-overs cricket on 31 May. Although he later retracted his retirement, his relationship with both the ECB and his team-mates soured during the series against South Africa, and he was dropped for the final Test of that series.
- Pietersen last played for England in the 2013–14 Ashes and subsequent ODIs, after which he was informed that he was no longer being considered for international selection.
- Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket.
- He has the second-highest run total from his first 25 Tests, and was the fastest player, in terms of days, to reach 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Test runs.
- He became only the third English batsman to top the ICC One Day International rankings, doing so in March 2007.
- In July 2008, after a century against South Africa, The Times called him “the most complete batsman in cricket” and in 2012, he was called “England’s greatest modern batsman” by The Guardian.
- He won the ‘Emerging Player of the Year Award’ and ‘ODI Player of the Year Award’ in 2005.
- In 2008, during the England tour of India, Yuvraj took Kevin’s wicket and angry Kevin called him a ‘pie chucker’. Yuvraj in response reminded Kevin that he has already took Kevin’s wicket 5 times.