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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has hinted that he is contemplating resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa.
Born in Pietermaritzburg, the 37-year-old would only be eligible to represent the Proteas ahead of the 2019 World Cup as he has not played for England since being sacked after the 2013/14 Ashes series.
“I’m going to be playing a lot of cricket in South Africa over the next two years, so we’ll see,” Pietersen, who scored 52 for Surrey in their Natwest T20 Blast victory over Essex on Wednesday, said. “I love batting: I will bat for as long as I love the art of batting. I do at the moment, but I’m an old man now, I’ve just hurt my calf, I didn’t field.
“Who knows where I’ll be in two years’ time? If I enjoy batting, we’ll see where I get to. I’m in a very happy place.”
Pietersen is currently in the midst of moving back to South Africa as a lodge is being built for him and his family on the outskirts of Kruger National Park.