Kia Oval, one of the finest cricket stadiums is the special one for former England captain Kevin Pietersen. In a latest chit-chat show with Betway, he said that dreams have been created in Kingston Oval stadium. KP shared some of the special moments happened during his cricketing journey at the iconic ground.
Pietersen recalled the 2005 Ashes victory against Australia at The Oval where he scored tremendous 158 runs when McGrath and Warne on peaks. Apart from this victory, South Africa born star English player also remember the instance of 2007 when he dismissed India’s legendary wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni in test.
“You just want to perform at The Oval. There are a few cricket grounds where fans can touch you and Oval is one of them. When I was returning to pavilion after 158 innings, it wasn’t easy to get to the room by beating players and fans,” Pietersen said in the video.
MS Dhoni was hitting ball all over the park and eventually he smacked six to Kevin Pietersen. But the KP had the last laugh as he took wicket of MSD and it has interesting story as well.
“Alastair Cook was under a high ball (at deep square leg). And guess who the batter was? Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He’d knocked me for a monster six. Almost went out of the ground into the Thames, gone. I held the next one back. (Pointing to his pocket) MS, I am afraid to say, you’re in there, I am not in your pocket.” He added.
Kevin played 9 years for England at international level and for sort of some reasons, his cricketing journey at the low end which shouldn’t be happened. He wanted to rejoice the moments again coming back to The Oval.
“Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I actually can’t believe things happened the way they happened and there are so many fine memories that I wish could just happened again,” he added. England became number 1 team in 2011 and Pietersen was crucial part of English side in achieving that.