English batsman Kevin Pietersen on Monday dropped a bombshell by hinting that the 3rd and final Test against South Africa might be his last.
“I can’t rule out that my next Test may be my last,” he mentioned after winning the man of the match award in the drawn 2nd Test at Headingley after a fantastic innings of 149, which he followed up by taking 3 wickets.
Kevin Pietersen’s future was a key issue before the series against the Proteas started. He’s already declared his retirement from from ODI cricket, amid speculation he wanted to be available for a full IPL program while still playing for England and play in the forthcoming World T20 in Sept.
“That is two of many points,” he said. “But they’re not the main two points. Let’s make that very clear, there are other points I am trying to sort out in the dressing room. Kevin Pietersen said it would be a “huge shame” if his Test career came to an end. “I love playing Test cricket for England,” he told journalists. “The saddest part for me is that the fans just love watching me play and I love playing for England but the politics is what I’ve to deal with personally.
“There are many other problems. It’s absolutely 100 % not a money issue. You will find out soon enough, not tonight. It’ll be a lot clearer after the next Test match.”