KP dealt IPL blow

2016-04-24 12:23
Kevin Pietersen (Gallo Images)

New Delhi - Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League after being carried off the field with calf injury.

Pietersen faced a single ball during his side Rising Pune Supergiants' fourth match on Friday before hurting his right calf while attempting a run.

"Over & out, India! Injuries are all part of the job! Horrible tear in my calf! Sad to be leaving a really great bunch of boys but looking forward to being back with my family! London bound for a summer off! Vacation till November!Bye for now! Lots of love, KP xxx," Pietersen wrote on his Instagram account.

The 35-year-old batsman had also posted a picture of himself in a wheelchair in the dressing room, with strapping on his calf, alongside the word "Urgh!" on Facebook soon after the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Pietersen had managed to score 73 runs from four innings for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side, who have struggled with three defeats in the cash-rich league.

The flamboyant batsman has not played an international match since he was controversially dumped by England following their disastrous Ashes tour of Australia in 2013-14.

Pietersen has since moulded himself as a Twenty20 specialist.

Read more on:    ipl  |  kevin pietersen  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.