"Someone just tweeted to tell me that I scored 30000+ runs including 152 fifty's & 68 hundreds in my pro career," he wrote on Instagram. "4 Ashes wins. Home & away! T20 WC win. Beaten India in India. Home & away 100's in all major Test nations apart from Bangladesh.
Boots up!Feet up! Family, animals, golf...! H O M E! https://t.co/3h4c3RvTxN — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 17, 2018
"All dedicated to my family who have just been the most unreal supporters through thick & thin! I'm super proud of everything! "Thank you for all the quite lovely msgs! I loved entertaining you all! Ciao, cricket! I love this game!" A post on Quetta's Twitter feed read: "You will be missed @KP24 Great career!! Thank you for everything. Wish you could stayed with us till PSL final but we respect your decision."
Just been told that I scored 30000+ runs which included 152 fifty’s & 68 hundreds in my professional career.Time to move on! pic.twitter.com/zMSIa3FK6K — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 17, 2018
The flamboyant Pietersen's attitude on the tour was criticised by some within the England camp. He tried to revive his Test career, hitting an unbeaten 355 for Surrey, but it was not enough to convince the England and Wales Cricket Board to take him back. He embarked on a nomadic T20 career after that, taking in all corners of the globe. Pietersen, who had a brief and ill-fated spell as England captain, will be best remembered for his sublime innings of 158 in the fifth Test against Australia at The Oval in 2005.
Kevin Pietersen has called time on his playing career.What's your favourite KP memory or moment? Send in your tributes to [email protected] https://t.co/KrmphDrfMb pic.twitter.com/nPGfSnYpDQ — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 17, 2018
Well done @KP24 on an fantastic career ... Not everyone’s Cup of Tea but you will do for me ... Best Batsman I had the pleasure to play with ... 1st England batsman that put fear into the Aussies .. #WellDone— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 16, 2018