KP rejects retirement talk

Batsman has "no intention" of ending his 50-over career

Last Updated: 12/02/11 1:46pm

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Pietersen: No plans to quit

Pietersen: No plans to quit

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Kevin Pietersen has dismissed reports that he is set to quit one-day international cricket after the forthcoming World Cup.

"Just to set the record straight... I have NO intention of retiring from ODIs after the World Cup!"
Kevin Pietersen via Twitter Quotes of the week

The Daily Mail claimed on Saturday that the England batsman was to stop playing in the 50-over format of the game and instead focus on Test and Twenty20 cricket, giving him more time to spend with his family.

However the 30-year-old - who was dropped from the one-day team last summer - has denied the story via his Twitter account.

He Tweeted: "Just to set the record straight... I have NO intention of retiring from ODIs after the World Cup!"

Pietersen is part of England's 15-man squad for the World Cup, with their campaign getting underway against Holland on February 22.

He will extend his time abroad by playing in the Indian Premier League after the World Cup, having earned a £375,000 contract with the Deccan Chargers.

The IPL season runs from April 8 to May 22, after which the right-hander will return to his new county Surrey for the English domestic campaign.

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