Kevin Pietersen wants the ICC to introduce a ’12-run’ rule in T20I cricket
Kevin Pietersen also stated in his tweet that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can implement this rule in ‘The Hundred’.
Updated - Apr 27, 2021 12:49 pm
Kevin Pietersen is one of the most famous cricketers to have ever taken the field for England. The right-handed batsman featured in 104 Test matches and 136 ODIs for the England cricket team.
While he plundered 8181 runs in the longest format of the game at an excellent average of 47.29, he also scored 4440 runs in the ODI format of the game at an average of 40.73. Pietersen has scored a total of 32 centuries in Test and ODI cricket combined.
Even in the T20I format of the game, the England cricketing legend has plundered 1176 runs in 37 T20Is at an average of 37.94 and a strike rate of 141.52. Pietersen was also a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has played 36 matches in the high-profile tournament. The 40-year-old has scored 1001 runs in IPL cricket and has scored them at an average of 35.75. He played his last IPL match in April 2016.
Kevin Pietersen a rule change in cricket
And now, the retired cricketing great wants a rule change in the game of cricket. Kevin Pietersen tweeted that if a player hits a six that travels a distance of over 100 Metres, he wants 12 runs awarded for the same. He also stated in his tweet that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can implement this rule in ‘The Hundred’.
You can see Kevin Pietersen’s tweet below
I want an addition to the rules in T20 cricket!
Or, @englandcricket can do it in the 100.
If a player hits a 6 that goes over 100m, I want a 12 awarded! @ICC
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 27, 2021
The Hundred is a new format that has been devised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). In this format, both teams will be playing a total of 100 balls in their innings. The first edition of The Hundred might take place in 2021.
Also, currently, the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway in India amidst an alarming rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. The 14th edition of the IPL began on 9th April 2021 and is slated to go on till 30th May 2021. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is currently occupying the top place in the points table in the 2021 season of the IPL.