Kevin Pietersen

Born Jun 27, 1980
Age 34
Hometown Pietermaritzburg
Net Worth $5 Million
Other Names KP, Kapes, Kapers

Kevin Peter Pietersen, MBE is a South African-born English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who plays for England and Surrey. He had also played for Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore for its second and third seasons, captaining the side in his first, prior to being bought by the Deccan Chargers for the fourth season of the competition.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born in 1980.


1997 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Pietersen was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England, after voicing his displeasure at the racial quota system in place in South Africa. … Read More
1999 19 Years Old He impressed members of Nasser Hussain's England side when playing for KwaZulu Natal in 1999; he took four top-order wickets and, despite batting at number nine, scored 61 not out from 57 balls, hitting four sixes. … Read More


He has also criticised Graeme Smith, who became captain of the South African side in 2003, calling him "an absolute muppet, childish and strange" and that his behaviour "leaves a lot to be desired". … Read More
2004 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his international debut in the One Day International match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia the following year. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After being left out of the national side to face Bangladesh in May 2005, Pietersen had several good innings in the English County Championship, including two centuries.
He only played twice for the county in 2006, and appeared just once in 2007, with an unbeaten 66 against Ireland.
2007 27 Years Old Pietersen is married to Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor. The couple married on 29 December 2007 at St Andrew's Church in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, with former England team-mate Darren Gough acting as best man. Jessica gave birth to the couple's first child, a baby son Dylan, on 11 May 2010. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He 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, following a dispute with England coach Peter Moores, who was sacked the same day. … Read More
In January 2009, following England's losses in India, the media reported that Pietersen had asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to hold emergency meetings to discuss Moores' coaching role with the team. … Read More


Pietersen was selected in England's 15 man squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Pietersen was part of England's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka between February and March. … Read More
This came to a head in 2012 when, after a disagreement over his schedule, Pietersen annouced his retirement from all forms of international limited-overs cricket on 31 May. … Read More
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