Arguably the best batsman to have ever donned the England jersey, Kevin Pietersen celebrates his 40th birthday on Saturday (June 27, 2020) and wishes are pouring in for him from all around the world. The former right-handed batsman proved his mettle in all forms of the game and guided his side to numerous victories. In fact, Pietersen is known as someone who has changed the perspective of the viewers about cricket as there weren’t many batsmen a decade ago who could counter the swinging red ball and also score quick runs in the end overs. Also, several bowlers still curse him for inventing the switch hit which has changed the dimension of the game. Kevin Pietersen Birthday Special: Top Test Performances By South Africa-Born English Batsman as He Turns 40!

Making his debut in November 2004, Pietersen didn’t take long in cementing his place in the national team. His ability to accumulate quick runs with minimal risk made him the cornerstone of England batting line-ups in all the formats. Speaking of his numbers, Pietersen aggregated 8181, 4440 and 1176 runs from 104 Tests, 136 ODIs and 37 T20Is respectively. Also, he was adjudged the Man of the Tournament during England’s triumph in 2010 T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitterati wished him on his special day.



Remember This Effort!!

The Switch Hit!!

Remarkable Effort!!

More Wishes!!

Great Since Debut!!

Records Here!!

Pietersen’s record in international cricket is sensational by any standards. However, his career was shortened owing to his fall-out with the England Cricket Board. Nevertheless, he continued to showcase his blitzes in various T20 leagues around the world like Big Bash League (BBL) and Indian Premier League (IPL). He finally announced his retirement in 2017 and since then, he has been an active commentator.

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