Published On : Tue, Sep 7th, 2021
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Pietersen explains Why The Kia Oval is such a special venue

Former English cricketer and modern day cricket commentator Kevin Pietersen has shared some beautiful memories from his career attached with The Oval stadium in London. In a recent video interview to Betway, he highlighted his brilliant knock of 158 runs against Australia in Ashes back in 2005.

“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,” he quoted about Oval’s quality to connect fans with players.

England won Ashes after 18 years in 2005 and KP played major role in achieving that under Michael Vaughan’s leadership. Aussie side was damn strong in that era and beating them anywhere in the world is remarkable. Pietersen said that it wasn’t easy against McGrath and Warne but he’s lucky to make it count.

“McGrath was bowling and I luck enough to get 158,” he mentioned.

According to him, Oval is the ground where dreams come true. And his statement was proven correct by Indian cricket team that has defeated England in the fourth test of series. India beat English side after 50 years on this ground and Pietersen’s statement proved to be right though he released the video before the start of 4th test.

“Dreams have been created on this very ground.”

South Africa born Kevin Pietersen represented England between 2005 and 2014. He was part of English side creating so many memories but his career ended not like that it should be and he really wishes to comeback again to The Oval and play cricket.

“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 wished to recreate those memories once again at The Oval.

England became number one in test cricket in 2011 and beat India 4-0 in the series. There were some amazing memories for him from that period of time that he shared in the video. He termed MS Dhoni’s catch taken by Alistair Cook was special as he could changes things a bit as Dhoni was clearing the ropes. Pietersen glad to take his wicket. Dhoni made 92 in 81 balls.