England legend Kevin Pietersen recently announced his retirement on Twitter. A career which began in sensational fashion ended in a whimper as he called it a day without much fanfare, a few years after he last played for England, after being dropped under controversial circumstances.
Although KP often made news for the wrong reasons, it is a fact that he is England’s greatest match-winner with the bat since Ian Botham. Pietersen played some fantastic knocks against the best at his peak.
Cricket Nostalgia looks back at his action-packed career through these videos.
Kevin Pietersen’s legendary 158 at The Oval
KP smashes first ODI ton again South Africa, his country of birth
Pietersen was one of the few who took on Glenn McGrath, and came first
Pietersen made the switch hit famous, but it was also embroiled in controversy
Out of form, KP returned with a sensational 227 against Australia at Adelaide in 2010-11 Ashes