Kevin Pietersen as we all know is more than just a talented batsman. It’s his willpower and determination that makes him one of most phenomenal players in modern cricket. The South-African born player has had his ups and downs but his self-motivation and love for the game has always kept him ranked among the best in the world.
Kevin Pietersen had a dramatic beginning to his carrier. He was barred from playing for South Africa but came and played for the English side. He announced himself as one of the most gifted batsmen. In just a year after his debut, he was the top ranked batsman in the rankings. In England’s miserable 2007 Ashes tour to Australia, Pietersen solely performed for England and was considered as a threat against the likes of Shane Warne.
He proved his worth to everyone and was even given the command of the English team. But being an egoistic guy by nature, he left captaincy because he has never welcomed unwanted criticism. His style of batting is an attacking one as he never wants the bowler to dominate. At times, he becomes over-aggressive and loses his wicket. But when he gets settled, he almost always takes England to victory.