Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Kevin Pietersen was the “best batsman I had the pleasure to play with” after his ex-team-mate appeared to announce his retirement, reports BBC.
Pietersen, 37, had been playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League.But he chose not to travel to Pakistan for a play-off after the group stage in the United Arab Emirates.
Pietersen said on social media: “Ciao, cricket! I love this game!”
“Not everyone’s cup of tea but you will do for me,” former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted. “Best batsman I had the pleasure to play with and the first England batsman that put fear into the Aussies.” The England and Wales Cricket Board also posted a message, saying “thank you” to Pietersen.