Surrey’s exit from T20 Blast 2017 after a quarterfinal loss to Warwickshire has brought down the curtains on star batsman Kevin Pietersen’s County career, the Englishman confirmed on Twitter on Saturday (August 26).
After his England career was brought to an abrupt end in 2014, Pietersen has been playing T20 Leagues across the globe. The 37-year-old batsman re-signed with Surrey ahead of County season but due to the calf injury, he was restricted to only two appearances for the club, the last of which came against Middlesex on July 21.
“Surrey’s loss last night means the end of career in England. What an amazing journey,” he posted. “Thank you, Notts, Hants, Surrey, ECB & supporters!”
Surrey lost the chance to make it to the Blast semis when they went down to Warwickshire by six wickets in a high-scoring thriller at the Kennington Oval in London. However, an injured Pietersen wasn’t a part of the playing XI in the game.
Surrey’s loss last night means the end of career in England. What an amazing journey!
Thank you, Notts, Hants, Surrey, ECB & supporters! 😘
— KP (@KP24) August 26, 2017