Kevin Pietersen sends emotional message to family before leaving for Dubai
The 37-year old will make his way to Dubai for the upcoming edition of the PSL.
Updated - Feb 20, 2018 12:33 pm
England’s star batsman Kevin Pietersen recently took Instagram where he posted a picture of himself before leaving for Dubai to take part in Pakistan Cricket Board’s T20 league, Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he will play for Quetta Gladiators. In an emotional post on Instagram, 34-year-old said that he is saying a final goodbye to his family before going for his last ever cricket tournament.
Pietersen’s England career started during the 2005 Ashes series where the right-hander made headlines with his performances as well as his bizarre hairstyles throughout the series. On his debut match, Pietersen had made twin half-centuries. Pietersen is one of the leading run scorers for the English side in five-day format of the game. Although his career got strangled after he got involved in a tussle with the English Cricket Board. After the 2013 Ashes drubbing from the hands of Australia, Pietersen was eventually sacked by the ECB.
Pietersen recently took part in Big Bash League for his franchise side Melbourne Stars where played his last game for the side. Melbourne Stars couldn’t make it to the knockout round of the league. After the game, Pietersen had hinted a complete farewell to the game. Possibly. I’m coming to the end of my career. My career is not going to be defined on how I play in the Big Bash. My career has already been defined by all my ups and downs through a long career,” 37-year-old had said.
Final goodbye to the family: Pietersen
Pakistan Super League is set to start from 22nd February in Dubai. In the post, Pietersen was seen holding his son and wrote that after countless goodbyes to his wife and kids, this will be his last ever goodbye as a cricket player.
His post read, “Countless goodbyes to @jessicalibertyx & my kids as a cricket player & this one this evening is the last one I’ll ever have to do. I’ve hated every goodbye but also know it’s work so just gotten on with it. The journey has been absolutely amazing & for the next 3/4 weeks I’ll be a current professional & then it’s chapter closed!”
The South Africa born player mentioned that his enjoyed his time to play the game but felt that the endless goodbyes needed an end. “Had my time & loved it but the endless goodbyes & travel needs to calm down now. Cricket has been the best!” his post further read.
The post on Instagram:
Countless goodbyes to @jessicalibertyx & my kids as a cricket player & this one this evening is the last one I’ll ever have to do. I’ve hated every goodbye but also known it’s work so just gotten on with it. The journey has been absolutely amazing & for the next 3/4 weeks I’ll be a current professional & then it’s chapter closed! Had my time & loved it but the endless goodbyes & travel needs to calm down now. Cricket has been the best!
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