Kevin Pietersen

Crossing the Boundary
  • Crossing the Boundary

  • Described by the media as 'the David Beckham of cricket', Kevin has become the poster boy for English cricket. But he is also in possession of a prodigious talent - fearless, bold and with unflappable nerves. His unique batting style has produced hundreds of runs and many outstanding innings, culminating in his extraordinary triumph at the 2005 Ashes. Yet with the highs, come the lows, and he gives his version of events during the 2006/07 Ashes when England were defeated by Australia.

    Crossing the Boundary recounts Kevin's remarkable journey so far - from growing up in his native South Africa and the opposition he faced from the national cricket board; his move to England and burgeoning career at Hampshire to winning a place on the England team. It provides a rare insight into the mind of an international cricketer, on and off the pitch. Reflecting his youthful charisma and his bullish confidence, this is a sporting memoir like no other.

    Full of personal anecdotes and insight from numerous sporting legends such as Shane Warne, Ian Botham, and Nasser Hussain, this is the riveting story of one of the most significant cricketers of our time.

Kevin Peter Pietersen (or 'KP') was born on 27th June 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He moved to England in 2000 to play for his mother's native country. He has played for Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and England. Having played an outstanding, record-breaking game in the 2005 Ashes, he was awarded Man of the Match and later received an MBE.

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