Former England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen is often regarded as one of the most talented batsmen to have ever stepped on a cricket field. Pietersen was the first English to bag an IPL contract and was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping 1.5 million dollars in the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Recalling a funny incident, Pietersen revealed that he was batting on 97 when he played a rash shot in a Test against West Indies and was later termed as “Dumb Slog Millionaire” by a newspaper. He termed it as the best headline he has ever read about himself
“In 2009, me and Freddie found out we’d gone for $1.5m in the middle of a Test match in the Caribbean. The next day I slogged one up in the air on 97, and the headline was: “Dumb Slog Millionaire” I still think that was the best headline ever written about me,” Pietersen .
Pietersen played 36 matches in the IPL and amasssed 1001 runs at an average of over 37. Ahead of the IPL auction, Pietersen backed Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch to draw massive bids.
The cricketer turned commentator have been very vocal on the social media of late. After India’s loss to England in the 1st Test, Pietersen trolled the Indian fans by sending out a tweet in Hindi “ “ India, yaad hai maine pehele hi chetawani di thi ke itna jasn na manaye jab aapne Australia ko unke ghar pe haraya tha”
The tweet meant “India, I had warned you to not celebrate too much after defeating Australia at their home”.