Kevin Pietersen is eagerly counting the months to his potential return to international cricket with South Africa - 2 years from now and 5 years after he was unceremoniously dropped from the English team. He will be playing extensively in South Africa from now on to further his cause.
Right-hand batsman Pietersen played 104 Tests and 136 ODIs and scored 8181 and 4440 runs respectively for the England cricket team. However, he was not selected for the national team after the 2013-14 Ashes loss in Australia. Now, he will become eligible to play for the South African team in 2019.
"You are talking about in two years' time. Would I? Who knows? We'll have to wait and see where I am," said Pietersen as reported by AFP.
"I'm going to be playing a lot of cricket in South Africa over the next two years, so we'll see.
"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."
England, especially Pietersen would not want to remember their 2013-14 tour where he was the leading run-scorer when the England cricket board discontinued his services. Pietersen scored 52 off 35 balls in a Surrey total of 150 for nine on Wednesday. This washis first English domestic match in nearly two years.