Best Birthday wishes for Kevin Pietersen: The former English batsman is receiving heartening wishes on his 40th birthday.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is celebrating his 40th birthday today. Given his fan-following across the globe, Pietersen is receiving bountiful wishes from the cricketing fraternity and fans across social media platforms.
Pietersen, who made his national debut for England during their tour of Zimbabwe in 2004, last played for them during the 2013-14 Ashes.
Having scored 13,779 runs in 275 matches at an average of 44.30 including 32 centuries and 67 half-centuries, Pietersen is England’s third-highest run-scorer across formats. Pietersen’s 32 centuries are also the third-highest for an English batsman after Sir Alistair Cook (38) and Joe Root (33).
Pietersen, who scored 804 runs in 23 ODIs at an average of 73.09 and a strike rate of 98.28 including three centuries and four half-centuries in his first year to announce himself with authority, bagged the ICC ODI Player of the Year and the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award in 2005.
Despite retiring from international cricket, Pietersen continued to play franchise till 2018 with a stint for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League being his last competitive appearance. In 200 T20s, Pietersen had scored 5,695 runs at an average of 33.89 and a strike rate of 136.89 including three centuries and 35 half-centuries.
Best Birthday wishes for Kevin Pietersen
Happy birthday to my all time favourite cricketer and favourite cricketing personality @KP24. He was my Facebook profile picture in 2010😂 and a few years later I was bowling to him in the PSL🤞🤞 #TheGOAT pic.twitter.com/XwGXexXAwd
— Usama Mir (@iamusamamir) June 27, 2020
Happy birthday mate @KP24 hope you have a great day 👍
— Shaun Udal (@shaggyudal) June 27, 2020
The best knock played by an overseas batsman since Hayden in 2001. What an innings that was. 186 runs of pure class https://t.co/zWPFWsONoR
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) June 27, 2020
— Sir Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) June 27, 2020
Kevin Pietersen was one of the finest batsmen to represent England.
On his 40th birthday, let’s celebrate some of KP’s best international knocks 🏏
A thread 🧵 pic.twitter.com/vqNXf0CXU9
— ICC (@ICC) June 27, 2020
In the Indian domestic season, 2003-04 Kevin Pietersen playing for England A against South Zone at Gurgaon made 104 & 115.
He thus became the only foreign player to score hundred in each innings of a Duleep Trophy match!
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 27, 2020
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) June 27, 2020
Someone who never shied away from taking on the best! 😎 pic.twitter.com/mZLvdsXFvY
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) June 27, 2020
He used to bat to entertain crowds and fans far and wide, now he bats for wildlife… And both those innings have been majestic 🏏🦏
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) June 27, 2020
Happy birthday, @KP24!
In case anyone needed reminding… Absolute nonsense cricketer 👀😳👏 pic.twitter.com/ZIYMVEsIc5
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) June 27, 2020
Happy birthday @kp24 🎂
What was your favourite KP innings in an England shirt? pic.twitter.com/SG8IqHsisK
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 27, 2020
🥳🙌 Happy Birthday @KP24 🙌🥳
Few better or more important than his first…pic.twitter.com/TwctQCwxhm
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 27, 2020
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