KP: The Autobiography
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The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket.
Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February 2014, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists' leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country's highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game.
Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.
ICC stood for Imperial Cricket Conference. Then it became the International Cricket Conference, and in 1989 it morphed into the International Cricket Council. In 2005 the ICC upped sticks and moved from Lord’s to Dubai. Things have changed since the old imperial days. Big style. Back then, some people in the empty nest in St John’s Wood were too busy to read the goodbye memo. You can’t really blame them. In 2005, when the ICC was ‘leaving home’, English cricket reached its absolute high point.
incredibly positive cricketer, something I loved, and would always attack when he bowled. It was Stuey who took me to Sydney with him to play grade cricket one winter. A great learning experience. Notts were promoted that year and all was good, but then in 2003, the final year of my contract, we were relegated back to Division 2. I didn’t enjoy that season at all. Certain players seemed to be okay with losing as they were still collecting a healthy wage every month. That wasn’t in my make-up. I
professionals. We all know that often when we have been selected or dropped the decision has come after a discussion in which somebody we know has argued our case and somebody else whom we know has argued against us. It’s very rarely personal. Going in against Steyn, Morkel and company, I didn’t think Taylor was good enough. And I had a right after the eighty-seven Test matches I had played to offer an opinion about who I thought should be playing in the team. There is private and there is
McDonald’s and interrupted his reading while he was eating his Happy Meal. As the summer of 2012 lurched from disaster to disaster I realised that I’d have to do the damage control on my own. Nobody was swinging in to help me. I tried. In August, I had put out a YouTube video committing myself fully to England. It didn’t get great reviews or too much attention in the media, but that was no surprise: it went up on one of the most exciting nights of the London Olympics. All I was trying to do
I called him that because I was so angry. I had a day or two at home, then on 7 January Peter Moores was stood down as coach and my so-called ‘resignation’ announced as a fig leaf for the ECB sacking me. By now, the media were camping outside my house. I was photographed and harassed every time I came and went for days and days. I did an interview with Kay Burley for Sky News and talked about trying to get my head around everything that had happened. I remember saying that I just didn’t know