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The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby dan08 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:41 am

Kevin Pietersen has retired from all international limited overs cricket with immediate effect!
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Thu May 31, 2012 11:44 am

Just saw this! Thought they might persuade him to stay till after the T20 WC.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby greyblazer » Thu May 31, 2012 11:45 am

It is a shocking news. He just got back to back hundreds in Dubai and is still the no. 1 batsman in t/20 cricket.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby Gingerfinch » Thu May 31, 2012 11:46 am

Gawd!

Cannot see it on cricinfo or BBC?
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby dan08 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:46 am

I have tickets for the Eng-SA ODI at the Oval. I won't see him now. :fit
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby Aidan11 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:47 am

Has he given a reason?

Presumbly it's to concentrate on test cricket.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby ddb » Thu May 31, 2012 11:48 am

So many posts need bumping. :hide
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby greyblazer » Thu May 31, 2012 11:49 am

KP wanted to play in T20 WC and retire from ODIs . ECB rules though say you can't quit one without quitting the other.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby dan08 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:50 am

Aidan11 wrote:Has he given a reason?

Presumbly it's to concentrate on test cricket.

Apparently, it's because of the increasing demands on his body. I'm surprised he still doesn't want to play T20I's.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby Aidan11 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:50 am

greyblazer wrote:KP wanted to play in T20 WC and retire from ODIs . ECB rules though say you can't quit one without quitting the other.


That seems an odd rule. Then again this is the ECB we're talking about.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby SaintPowelly » Thu May 31, 2012 11:50 am

Just need him to quit test now and I'll be happy
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby dan08 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:52 am

greyblazer wrote:KP wanted to play in T20 WC and retire from ODIs . ECB rules though say you can't quit one without quitting the other.

What a stupid rule!
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby Making_Splinters » Thu May 31, 2012 11:53 am

Well that's out of the blue.

Well I guess Surry will be laughing all the way to the bank, they made a rather speculative signing and it's just turned out they'll have him for most of the season.
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby rich1uk » Thu May 31, 2012 11:53 am

wow , i am shocked by this , he had said very recently he wanted to play on til the next world cup in 2015

i know there has always been alot of speculation about him quitting ODIs during his bad run but he himself had always said the opposite
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Re: Kevin Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

Postby greyblazer » Thu May 31, 2012 11:54 am

England have no chance of doing well in t/20 WC without KP.
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