Exploring the wild, romantic side of Kevin Pietersen on his 40th birthday

Updated: Jun 27, 2020, 07:53 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Kevin Pietersen is a former England cricketer who played international cricket from 2005 to 2014.

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    Although Kevin Pietersen played for England, he was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His mother is English while his father was an Afrikaner. Pietersen also has three brothers.

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    Kevin Pietersen made his first-class debut at age 17 and played 217 matches scoring 16,522 runs at an average of 49.76. He has 50 centuries and 71 fifties. His top score is an astonishing 355*.

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    Kevin Pietersen made his ODI debut in November 2004 and played 136 ODIs scoring 4,440 runs at an average of 40.73. KP has 9 hundreds and 25 fifties with a top score of 130.

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    Kevin Pietersen made his Test debut in January 2005 and played 104 Tests with 8,181 averaging at 47.28. He has 23 hundreds and 35 fifties and a top score of 227.

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    Kevin Pietersen got married to Jessica Taylor in December 29, 2007.

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    On his wife Jessica's birthday in June 2020, Pietersen wrote, "We’re 40 this week together. @jessicalibertyx is 40 today! My best mate, the best mum, makes me laugh uncontrollably, the kindest person you’ll ever meet & doesn’t look anywhere near 40! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, boo! We love you so much. Have a lekker day! Dylan, Rosie & me!"

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    On their 10th wedding anniversary in 2017, Jessia posted this photo with Kevin Pietersen and wrote, "Throwback to our honeymoon @kp24 - 10 years ago today we tied the knot! Thank you for being the best husband & father to our 2 beautiful children that I could ever have wished for. I love you."

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    On their wedding anniversary in December 2019, Jessica shared this pic with Pietersen and wished him, " Happy anniversary baby"

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    Kevin Pietersen and Jessica have two kids together - a son and daughter. Their son Dylan Blake was born in May 2010 while their daughter Rosie was born in December 2015.

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    Jessica Taylor is a singer from the girl pop group Liberty X and is also a dancer and television personality.

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    Fun fact: Kevin Pietersen's wife Jessica is just 4 days older to him. While KP was born on June 27, 1980, Jessica was born the same year on June 23.

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    Pietersen and Jessica at Kruger National Park, South Africa: Working together with @jessicalibertyx in our world of conservation makes me so happy! We were so fortunate to be a part of the @sanparks elephant project in looking for tuberculosis. To feel how soft they are behind there ears & how big their feet are was some experience. The @experiencethelegacy has it all! Not to sure you’d meet 50 people who got on as well as we all did in the bush! Something to be proud of. We also raised a significant amount of money into the millions to protect @sanparks. We also launched our technology that’s going to be a game changer! They our animals and we need to protect them! It’s our duty!

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    On Father's Day 2020, KP's wife Jessica shared this photo and wrote, "Happy Father’s Day to the best daddy in the whole wide world. We are so lucky to have you @kp24"

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    Kevin Pietersen: If we don’t ALL commit to protecting our planet when we come out of Covid, we’ve failed in what nature is telling us, right now. @oursorai

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    Kevin Pietersen: We Lived, We Laughed, We Loved, We Learnt & now we’re Leaving. Thank you India for being so beautiful. I think you’re all going to be so proud of your country and the fabulous men/women that protect your wildlife & dedicate their lives to helping each other. The people you’ll meet in the documentary, the stories that we tell & the beautiful colours that will be on show within that most magnificent part of India, will make you celebrate @incredibleindia. The greatest gift I can give back to India, for everything you’ve given me over the years, is to show off your beauty to the rest of the world on, @natgeo. Until we meet again.

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    On Women's Day in March 2020, Kevin Pietersen showed his admiration for Indian women with this post - 3 generations of INSPIRATIONAL women, here in a very rural village. Happy International Women’s Day from #IncredibleIndia

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    KP at Kaziranga National Park, Assam: Editing has commenced on our Indian rhino documentary that we filmed early March for @natgeo. It’s going to be spectacular!

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    Kevin Pietersen: This was the day that changed my drive and focus for good. From this day forward I committed to trying to make the world a better place. Through all the nonsense with English Cricket, I needed to get to a place where I could put all of that behind me and do things that made me happy and do it with people I trusted. It’s led to the most amazing 5/6yrs so far and we’re making such a big difference in the conservation space. Wouldn’t have been possible without the invitation from @graemesmith49 @markb46 & @jacqueskallis to come to SA that weekend. Sunday I’m off to Australia for the premier of our @natgeo documentary, called, Save This Rhino. All part of this amazing journey.

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About The Gallery

Former England all-star cricketer Kevin Pietersen celebrates his birthday today. As he turns 40, we take a look at some of his astonishing photos on Instagram where he explores wildlife, as well as a, peek at his romantic and mushy side with wife Jessica Taylor. Pictures/ Pietersen, Jessica Taylor's Instagram.