Kevin Pietersen Family- Father, Mother & Brothers Who Stood by Him

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Kevin Peter Pietersen, born on 27th June 1980, is an English cricket commentator, and former England Cricket Team’s Captain and player. He is a right handed batsman and an off spin bowler though he bowled rarely in his international career. He has played all three format, i.e Tests, ODIs, and T20s between 2004 and 2014, in which he was the captain for a small tenure. His biggest achievements in his career include winning the Player of the Series in the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup as he helped his team win it’s maiden ICC trophy. This article covers everything about Kevin Pietersen family including his father, mother and brothers.

Kevin Pietersen Father, Mother

Kevin Pietersen was born to an Afrikaner father, Jannie and to an English mother, Penny. His father believed in a disciplined and strict parenting. Pietersen learned valuable lessons and said that “ Discipline is Good. It taught me that what I needed was different from what I wanted.” Pietersen was born in Pietermaritzburg, but he abandoned South Africa Cricket as a protest against racial quota system.

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Kevin Pietersen Brothers

Apart from his parents, he has three brothers- Tony, Greg, and Bryan. Bryan also played some club and second 11 cricket in England. Pietersen played rugby too, but at 11 years old he suffered a forearm injury that meant he couldn’t continue rugby.

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Kevin Pietersen Wife & Kids

Kevin Pietersen is married to former Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor. They got married on 29th December 2007 at St Andrew’s Church in Castle Combe, Wiltshire. Jessica gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, in 2010. They had their second child, a girl, in 2015. The first child was named Dylan and the second child was named Rosie. He left his matches to be present at the birth of both his kids.

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Kevin Pietersen Career after Cricket

In early 2007, Kevin Pietersen published his autobiography, “Crossing the Boundary.” Journalist Marcus Stead authored a second biography, “Portrait of a Rebel,” in the autumn of 2009, offering a detailed account of controversies during Pietersen’s tenure as England captain. Stead’s book was later revised and updated as ‘KP – The Biography,’ released in July 2013. Another autobiography, “KP: The Autobiography,” ghostwritten by Irish sports journalist David Walsh, followed in October 2014.

Pietersen, expressing gratitude for family time, has regretted trying “too hard to be English” at the expense of his roots. A staunch advocate for endangered animals in South Africa, he opened Umganu Lodge in 2018, a luxury resort at Kruger National Park’s edge, promoting awareness of endangered species. Pietersen also founded Saving Our Rhinos Africa & India (SORAI), an Australian charity supporting rhinoceros conservation.

In 2019, BBC Radio 5 Live featured Pietersen in the Beast of Man podcast, showcasing his efforts in combating illegal poaching, especially targeting rhinoceros.

Kevin Pietersen Family FAQs

1- Who is the father of Kevin Pietersen?

Jannie Pietersen is the father of Kevin Pietersen.

2- Who is the mother of Kevin Pietersen?

Penny is the mother of Kevin Pietersen.

3- Who are the brothers of Kevin Pietersen?

Tony, Greg, and Bryan are the brothers of Kevin Pietersen.

4- Who is the wife of Kevin Pietersen?

Jessica Taylor is the wife of Kevin Pietersen.

5- What are the names of Kevin Pietersen’s children?

He has a son named Dylan and a daughter named Rosie.


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