The international England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen has announced that he has no plans to retire until well after the 2015 Cricket World Cup, in which he hopes to help England to victory. He hopes to continue his career into 2016, so that he will play in the 2015-16 tour of South Africa, despite the 33 year old playing a landmark 100th test in the Ashes opener starting on Thursday. It was bought up following the retirement of India’s legendary cricket player, who retired on his 200th Test for his international side, Sachin Tendulkar.
The topic of retirement was bought up in the build up to the Ashes after it came to light that the Englishman has had a recurrence of injuries that has kept him from playing for his international side in the past. There was a debate about whether Kevin Pietersen had any plans to retire, in which he promptly replied saying he wants to play in the World Cup for England. He has had a memorable career, which began in 2004, that has seen him play in 4 Ashes tournaments and help England win the World Twenty20 in 2010.
Kevin Pietersen commented on him continuing his career, “As long as the body goes well, I’m good for it. I’ve been so lucky to have done everything with this great side. We won the Twenty20 World Cup, have beaten Australia home and away and beaten India in India. The only thing that hasn’t been ticked is beating everybody in a World Cup 50-over tournament. Also, I haven’t got home and away hundreds against every side – South Africa is the one I haven’t got away from home – that is in 2015-16 so as long as the body goes well I’m good for it.”
Author Daniel Foster.
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