Kevin Pietersen, on Wednesday (July 19), revealed that he is open to the idea of making an international return with his native South Africa.
“You are talking about in two years’ time. Would I? Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see where I am. I’m in a happy place right now,” Pietersen said. “I’m going to be playing a lot of cricket in South Africa over the next two years, so we’ll see.
“The issue with (playing in) England next year is I’m building a lodge in Africa and the time I’ll be there with my family and doing stuff in Africa is over this period, so I won’t be in England next year. And then I don’t think at 39 I fancy warm-ups in the summer,”
“I love batting: I will bat for as long as I love the art of batting,” he said. “I do at the moment, but I’m an old man now, I’ve just hurt my calf, I didn’t field. If I had gone out there and started sprinting I could have done a lot of damage to it.”
Pietersen has plenty of international experience with 8181 runs from 104 Tests, 4440 runs from 136 ODIs, and 1176 from 37 T20Is.