Kevin Pietersen gave a MAK Pataudi lecture recently and remembered the former South African captain Hansie Cronje. He said that his life came to a standstill during a match-fixing scandal. Pietersen highlighted the relevance of some of the test cricketers in addition to the late Hansie Cronje and some of the names including Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Malcolm Marshall and Kapil Dev. Cronje was trapped in the 2000 match fixing scandal when he confessed about taking bribes to fix matches along with other players. After a few years later, he died in an air crash and people suspect that he might have been killed with a master plan by his rivals.
In addition, Pietersen picked up another subject during the lecture which was about conservation of rhinoceros. As a retired cricketer, he had to broaden his horizons and hence came up with this initiative of conserving rhinos. When he took this great initiative, there were many questions raised by people, but he took it sportingly and insured to execute his mission. Pietersen’s dream is to ensure that these animals should be able to call India and South Africa home. These animals are killed and hunted relentlessly and he certainly does not favor this harmful act. Overall, the lecture by Pietersen on these two major topics was a huge hit.