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'Boots Up'! Kevin Pietersen Plays His Last Game, Reveals Post Retirement Plans

Cricketnext Staff |March 17, 2018, 3:32 PM IST
'Boots Up'! Kevin Pietersen Plays His Last Game, Reveals Post Retirement Plans

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to confirm that he has played his last cricket game.

Pietersen, who has been one of the most flamboyant and controversial cricketer was axed from the England squad after a disastrous 2014 Ashes.

The 37-year-old has played franchise cricket around the world since then, with latest being in the Pakistan Super League for Quetta Gladiators.

Pietersen tweeted saying, BOOTS UP!

Thank you! 😍

He later on also revealed his post retirement plans saying, Boots up!

Feet up!

Family, animals, golf...! H O M E!

Boots up! Feet up! Family, animals, golf...! H O M E!

A post shared by Kevin Pietersen (@kp24) on

Some former teammates of Pietersen paid their tributes to him, starting with his former captain Michael Vaughan. "He said, Well done @KP24 on an fantastic career ... Not everyone’s Cup of Tea but you will do for me ... Best Batsman I had the pleasure to play with ... 1st England batsman that put fear into the Aussies .. #WellDone"

Simon Jones and Darren Gough also paid their tributes,

In 104 Tests for England, Pietersen scored 8181 runs at 47.28 with 23 centuries and 35 fifties. In 136 ODIs, he amassed 4440 runs with nine centuries and 25 half-centuries.

He also appeared in 37 T20Is, scoring 1176 runs with seven half-centuries and was part of England's World T20 winning team of 2010.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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