Kevin Pietersen was born on 27th June in the year 1980. He took birth in Pietermaritzburg, which is situated in Natal Province in South Africa. Kevin’s father was an Afrikaner and his mother was from England. His father’s name was Jannie and mother’s was Penny. He has three brothers who were named Greg, Bryan and Tony. Since childhood, he had spent a disciplined and well strict life. His parents were very strict which helped to maintain the discipline in the family. His younger brother Bryan plays second XI cricket and club cricket in England.
Kevin Pietersen was quite attracted towards the game of cricket since his childhood. His parents also gave him great support to get involved with the particular sport. He went to Maritzburg College which is situated in Pietermaritzburg. In the year 1997, at an age of 17, he was introduced to the Natal’s B team. He was included in the team to play the role of an off spin bowler and also a lower order hard hitting batsman. This was how he made his debut in the first class cricket team. He played for this club for two seasons and then went to England. In England, he was introduced to Cannock CC as an overseas player. He helped the particular side to win the District Premier and Birmingham League in the year 2000. He was into the team as bowler but, hardly got the chance to bowl. During this time his batting skills started improving and he started to concentrate on this particular stuff. Kevin Pietersen played very well during the school cricket festival. This was noticed by Clive Rice who then invited him in order to sign for the County Cricket Club of Nottinghamshire. Kevin was quite excited to get trained under the guidance of this great coach.
In the media world Kevin has been described as a self assured personality. Geoffrey Boycott described this personality has confident and cocky. Once Kevin’s team mate Michael Vaughan said that Pietersen obviously has belief in his ability but, he is not at all a confident man and always feels insecure. This particular player has nicknames like KP, Kapes and Kelves. He likes short haircut with streaks. In year 2007, Kevin Pietersen published Crossing the Boundary, which is known as his autobiography. In the year 2009, a journalist named Marcus published a book on Kevin which had many controversial issues about this player’s reign in the England Cricket team as a captain. On 29th December, 2007 this player got married to Jessica Taylor, who is Liberty X singer. His marriage ceremony was organized in the St Andrew’s Church which is situated in Castle Combe. Darren Gough played the role of best man in his marriage. On 11th May 2010, their first child took birth. He has been named Dylan by his parents. Kevin Pieterson captained the England team from the season of 2008 till the January 2009. He was great batsman and could easily change the game at any point of time. Presently, he is the captain the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL Ttwenty League. In this league he also proved himself to be one of the most had hitting and exciting batsman.