KEVIN Pietersen has a message for Australian fans — if you want the exiled England star to make runs for Melbourne Stars this summer, boo him.
Pietersen was on Monday night confirmed as the Big Bash League’s biggest marque signing and told the Herald Sun spin king Shane Warne played a major role in him choosing to sign a two-year deal with the Stars.
The flamboyant batsman has become world cricket’s No.1 gun-for-hire since being axed by the Poms in a bitter fallout to last summer’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
Pietersen has since captained Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, is averaging 23 runs for Surrey in England’s T20 Blast and will next be unveiled by St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League.
Kevin Pietersen’s England career is over after he was told he is no longer part of the national team’s plans.
The 33-year-old batsman, England’s all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, was given the news by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Surrey have signed South Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith on a three-year deal as club captain.
With all the focus the start of the Rugby Championship this weekend, not much thought has been given to another small matter starting today. Cricket. If SA draw or win at Lords they go to No.1 spot in the world. But England, as we all know by now are in turmoil over the KP issue. So on the eve of the match, a lighter look at the KP issue.