Kevin Pietersen is eyeing a return to international cricket with South Africa
Pietersen was dropped from the England squad after the 2014 Ashes series in Australia, one that England lost 5-0. The batsman was found guilty of criticizing Alastair Cook, England’s Test captain, and Andy Flower, the then head coach.
Kevin Pietersen’s international career may have fallen apart with England team but he recently has admitted that he’s eyeing a return to international cricket with South Africa. However he said that there’s more than a year to go before possibility can even arise to play for his birth country.
“Yes, it is a thought in my head,” he said on Saturday.”If it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Obviously, playing international is something I have done for a very long time. Do I miss playing international cricket? Do I miss batting in international cricket? Yes, I do very much, so you never know.”
“The eligibility for South Africa is still a year away. So we will have to wait and see, but it is definitely still an option,” he said. “I am in a great frame of mind now. I enjoy myself and don’t take life too seriously.
“I still train hard and love batting, I love practicing my batting, I love the art of batting. It may not guarantee me getting runs, but it gives me a good chance to get runs. I am very lucky that I have played international cricket for 10 years and over 100 Test matches.”
It is interesting to know that by the time Pietersen becomes eligible to play for South Africa, he’ll be 37-years-old. The age at which most cricketers retire from all form of cricket and enjoy their time in commentary box.