Kevin Pietersen reaction
We assess the Twitter reaction to the ECB's decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's England career...
Last Updated: 05/02/14 2:12pm
The ECB announced on Tuesday night that England's all-time leading runscorer is surplus to requirements from now on as they look to repair the wreckage caused from a disastrous winter tour of Australia.
Pietersen has certainly divided opinion during his turbulent international career which included four Ashes-series wins, as well as numerous confrontations with team-mates, coaches and the ECB itself.
Below we gauge the Twitter reaction to the ECB's decision. Have your say on Pietersen's career on the form below...
Piers Morgan - @piersmorgan
"Our best Test player, best 1-day player, best T20 player.....SACKED. What a pathetic shambles. SHAME ON YOU @ECB_cricket #KPSacked...
"As for you Alastair Cook - what a repulsive little weasel you've turned out to be. Aside from worst ever Ashes tour captain."
Shane Warne - @Warne888
"I also just heard the sad news re KP that he has played his last game for England, to me it's a disgrace & a joke ! The ECB is in a shambles"
Michael Vaughan - @MichaelVaughan
"I would have thought a new coach/director would want a full set of players to decide from himself..!!? IMO that would have included @KP24...
"I think the @ECB_cricket have to explain to everyone exactly what @KP24 has done so we can all have clarity and reasoning...
"Sad way to end a mavericks England Career .@KP24 will be missed...Would love to know what he does that is unmanageable !!??"
Mark Boucher - @Markb46
"@KP24 left out? Wow! Times must be good to leave ur best player out! Sad day for the game!"
Michael Owen - @themichaelowen
"Looks like Kevin Pietersen has played his last game for England. Can only assume he is unmanageable otherwise he'd be England's 1st pick."
Mike Selvey - @selvecricket
"Amazing how those not remotely connected to the Eng team appear to know more than those intimately involved."
Dean Wilson - @CricketMirror
"The real shame of it is no one ever paid their money for a ticket to go and watch a coach give throwdowns. They all hope to see KP bat."
Chris Gayle - @henrygayle
"No @KP24 for the Caribbean tour later this month against W.I?That's really sad for English/International cricket!Don't let the fans suffer. Was really looking for the hype of having @KP24 in the caribbean, would be big tickets sales for us. #Sad - Learn to MANAGE Big Names!!"
Stephen Harmison - @Harmy611
"Can't believe what I'm hearing & reading tonight!! Sad day for English cricket fans, Love or hate him, Kp still the best player we've got!!"
Gary Lineker - @GaryLineker
"Hard to understand the @KP24 situation. Huge talent, poorly managed. Good leaders deal with mavericks. Bring out the best in them."
Scyld Berry - @scyldberry
"Love or loathe KP, England have not performed as a team since the Oval Test of 2012 and Textgate. The Test wins have been due to individuals"
Will Greenwood - @WillGreenwood
"huge decision re @KP24 - @IamAustinHealey probably the closest we had. more talent than any of us - @CliveWoodward left him at home #2003"
You can watch a Sky Sports cricket special 'KP - The Great Innings' - on Thursday night at 8.30pm and also a 30 minute live show at noon on Sunday: 'KP - The Verdict' - both on Sky Sports 2HD. The shows will also be available via On Demand.