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Kevin Pietersen Retires from England's Limited Overs Format
Kevin Pietersen, the stylish England batsman, has quit from
all limited over formats today, claiming his age and international schedule’s intensity
it is fair to give way for the young guns to get themselves cement a place for
the world cup 2015, in Australia and New-Zealand.
KP, doesn’t have any plans to retire from the rich Indian
Premier League which raises whether ICC should have a thick layer to check on
Hugh Morris, the managing director of England Cricket, said: "ECB is disappointed by the timing of Kevin's decision less than four months before we defend our ICC World Twenty20 title. Kevin is a world-class player and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts and we look forward to his continued contributions towards the Test match side."
KP, is very famous for this controversial switch hit shot
which every cricketing fan loves to watch.
KP, has played 127 ODIs and Scored 4,184 runs at an
impressive average of 42. He has also played 36 twenty 20s for England, with an
Now, England defending their T20 championship this decision
of KP, should not demoralize the team in
putting their best.
KP explained media today “With the intensity of the
international schedule and the increasing demands on my body, I think it is the
right time to step aside and let the next generation of players come through to
gain experience for the World Cup in 2015," Pietersen said. "I am
immensely proud of my achievements in the one-day game but still wish to be
considered for selection for England in Test cricket.
An ECB statement said: "Pietersen, who discussed his
position with the ECB during the recent Investec Test at Lord's, accepts that his
current contract will continue to run through to September 2012 but that the
contract will be downgraded to reflect the fact that he will only be selected
for Test cricket for the remainder of his current contract.
"The terms of
the central contract state that any player making himself unavailable for
either of the one-day formats automatically rules himself out of consideration
for both formats of the game as planning for both formats is closely linked.”
• Born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi on July 7, 1981.
• Sported long hair which he has now shortened, despite the then Pak President Pervez Musharraf wanting him not to do so!. He cut it because he wanted to look like his favourite film star John Abraham.
• Loves bikes. Has a Hummer to add to the four cars and 23 high-speed motorcycles already parked in his garage in Ranchi
• Endorses more than 20 brands form clothes to soft drinks.
• Is one of the highest income tax payers in last year
•Is a fan of Adam Gilchrist. His childhood idols were batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.
• Studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, in Ranchi. (Now the school is known as JVM, Shyamli). Apparently, Sakshi(His wife)studied in the same school too.
• Initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports. Was a goalkeeper for his football …