If I remember correctly, his average for Natal ( A or B ???, not sure), was about 14, and he was used more as a bowler than a batsman. Also, he was up against the likes of Jonty and Klusener for a place in the Natal A side.
I am sure Graeme Smith would not have put up with KP's childish theatrics anyway!
But what a brilliant fearless batsman he was!!! No doubt about that! One of the best ever. But cricket is a team sport.
Sad story actually. Imagine how much "bigger" he could have been!