Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Kevin Pietersen was the “best batsman I had the pleasure to play with” after his ex-team-mate appeared to announce his retirement, reports BBC.
Pietersen, 37, had been playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League.
But he chose not to travel to Pakistan for a play-off after the group stage in the United Arab Emirates.
Pietersen said on social media: “Ciao, cricket! I love this game!”
“Not everyone’s cup of tea but you will do for me,” former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted. “Best batsman I had the pleasure to play with and the first England batsman that put fear into the Aussies.” The England and Wales Cricket Board also posted a message, saying “thank you” to Pietersen.