Discarded Kevin Pietersen eyes return to international cricket with South Africa

However, discarded English cricket hinted that if he still gets an offer to play for England he will grab it.

Discarded Kevin Pietersen eyes return to international cricket with South Africa

New Delhi: After representing England for years, now Kevin Pietersen now eyes a return to international cricket, but this time with his native country South Africa.

While talking about representing South Africa, the explosive batsman confirmed that he is mulling over the idea.

“Yes, it is a thought in my head. If it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Obviously, playing international is something I have done for a very long time. Do I miss playing international cricket? Do I miss batting in international cricket? Yes, I do very much, so you never know,” KP was quoted as saying by Cricketcountry.

However, discarded English cricket hinted that if he still gets an offer to play for England he will grab it.

“The eligibility for South Africa is still (over) a year away. So we will have to wait and see, but it (an English call-up) is definitely still an option.

“I am in a great frame of mind now. I enjoy myself and don’t take life too seriously. I still train hard and love batting, I love practicing my batting, I love the art of batting. It may not guarantee me getting runs, but it gives me a good chance to get runs. I am very lucky that I have played international cricket for 10 years and over 100 Test matches,” added KP.

Pietersen, 35, last played for England in Ashes 2014, which England lost 5-0.

After an outstanding T20 season of Big Bash and Ram Slam, KP is playing in Indian Premier League for new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, captained by MS Dhoni.

On Saturday he played an unbeaten knock of 21 as Pune beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in the season opener.   

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