Kevin Pietersen to retire from Test cricket?

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by CoverDrive, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Active Member Staff Member

  2. Piethepker

    Piethepker New Member

    I hope he doesn't.... surely not after a 100...
     
  3. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    :kp:
     
  4. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Active Member Staff Member

    :ponting3: :kp:

    The game of cricket is going through big changes at the moment...It'll probably take another decade for things to settle down...
     
  5. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

  6. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    It will be an Afridi retirement. :truestory:

    It will be same **** in 10 years or so. :facepalm1:

    BCCI still would not approve of DRS in 2022. :facepalm1:
     
  7. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    If KP was a footballer, one gets the feeling he'd be a diver.

    Anyway if he retires it will ruin the series in India; in a cricketing perspective.
     
  8. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    Please don't retire.

    SA, bowl him pies... ok? :secret:
     
  9. CSB

    CSB New Member

    OF COURSE he would be a diver. All footballers are divers.

    Also, KP is a drama queen, I'm liking him less and less. Such a mercenary. WAC!!!
     
  10. bablu1994

    bablu1994 New Member

    looks like he is hanging out with Afridi lately :facepalm:
     
  11. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Active Member Staff Member

    Guy left his country to play...What stops him from leaving test cricket for $... #justsaying
     
  12. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    About as relevant as saying Tendulkar leaves the living room to do a ****.
     
  13. Bond

    Bond New Member

    KP doesn't play nice with the media and always speaks his mind...which is why I've always respected him. No bull**** from his mouth (unlike virtually every other cricketer)

    England just want to give him a hard time, even though their whole "limited overs" rule that you have to play t20s and ODIs seems to only apply to KP. They seem perfectly fine to rest other players from certain formats, but since KP is the 'bad boy', they want to make an example out of him.

    Tough luck for him; great batsman without a home. At least he's lucky enough to make his millions :)
     
  14. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    **** the bull****!
     
  15. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Active Member Staff Member

    Start of death of International Cricket?
     
  16. kumar713

    kumar713 Active Member

    No..It's the start of death of ENG cricket..Eng will suffer with out KP..
     
  17. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Active Member Staff Member

    The best (as in most entertaining) players are continually leaving the International game to play in domestic leagues (that was Flintoff's plan too)...
     
  18. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    Flintoff could not survive playing at the international level. Back to back injuries... it was understandable for him, but Pietersen. He is fit and in form. Why would he think about leaving? I am sure ECB gives him tons of moolah as well. Maybe they are forcing him to only stick to England and not play any IPL matches or any domestic cricket.

    He probably doesn't want to be forced to do things. He wants to have his own ways and he is currently doing that.

    I think it has to do with the ODI/T20 combined contract which gave him a set back.
     
  19. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    Looks like he is going the GAYLE way.

    I guess the root of the problem could be that he gave his word to DD owners about his full availability from next season onwards and obviously the ECB rejected his ddemands.

    But I don't get that dressing room thing.. :hmm:
     
  20. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    What dressing room thing are you talking about?