His lows have been cavernous, yet his highs have been stratospheric. A man who played for ‘queen and country’, but was also unafraid to fight the establishment; His professional life reads like the CV of a conflicted Marvel character.So it isn’t totally out of the question that Mr Pietersen would go on to complete a comeback worthy of a Hollywood script…Later, an incendiary autobiography ensured that it would never be lifted again as Pietersen launched an impassioned attack on those he thought had wronged him.It was a sad end to a career that was a bit like a spectacular meteor flying through the sky before it eventually burned up.and that’s exactly what seems to be happening: After a glittering England career that fell foul of internal politics, the bruising batsman has now set his sights on representing South Africa at the 2019 World Cup.Read: Will KP ever make a Proteas comeback He last played for England in 2014 and under ICC law, he must wait four years before applying to play for another country of his heritage. Speaking on English radio station Talk Sport, he admitted he ‘would play for South Africa’ if he was asked, but insisted his focus for the moment is on T20 cricket in the big domestic leagues: “I’ll play T20s in South Africa for the next two years, I’ll play in Australia for the next two years, I’ll play in Pakistan for the next two years.” “I’ll play for South Africa.Few could have imagined that Pietersen would go on to experience one of the finest and most controversial careers in the game’s history. In fact, he had spotted a genius – one which revealed itself as a batsman of extraordinary flair and ability.
Rice went on: “If Kevin improves his focus and concentration at the crease, he can be up there with the top three cricketers who have ever played the game.“That is a huge statement, but he is that good.Kevin – who turns 37 next week – is reportedly building a new house near the Kruger National Park.“I reckon this will be my last season playing in England.Next year I am building a house and the whole of the English summer I will be at my house in South Africa so I will not be back in England,” he told reporters in the UK.“My conservation work is at the time when I should be playing here and that work is more important to me.”In the last couple of years Kevin has become a voice for the rhino, speaking out about the illegal trade in rhino horns, and plastering his bat in Australia (where he plays for the Melbourne Stars) with stickers dedicated to saving rhinos from poachers.Batting for rhinos for the rest of my playing days.
He was just another overseas import – classed as an off-spinning all-rounder back then, who joined Notts under their then South African coach Clive Rice.
He can beat Graham Gooch’s record as England’s leading run-scorer, that’s for sure.“He can beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most Test hundreds.