Kevin Pietersen Leaves Dream11 IPL 2020 Halfway, Fans Set To Miss His Commentary

Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen leaves his commentary role from the ongoing Dream11 IPL 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) citing personal reasons.

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Cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen has left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be with his family back in England. The former England captain was one of the commentators in the first half of the ongoing Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) season. However, the 40-year-old took to Twitter on Friday, October 16 to announce that he has already arrived in London.

Kevin Pietersen leaves Dream11 IPL 2020 commentary stint halfway into the season

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Dream11 IPL 2020: Kevin Pietersen leaves commentary to be with his family

On the microblogging site, Kevin Pietersen wrote that he is leaving the Dream11 IPL 2020 season to be with his kids back home. Referring to the ongoing pandemic and the lockdown across the United Kingdom earlier this year, the cricketer-turned-commentator described 2020 as a “strange year” and stated that his kids will soon be resuming their schools.

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Apparently, fans of the former England cricketer are not ready to see their “favourite commentator” leaving the tournament midway, with netizens expressing their take on social media. Here is a look at some of the fan reactions to Kevin Pietersen leaving Dream11 IPL 2020 to be with his family.

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Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh among those who opted out of Dream11 IPL 2020

Interestingly, Kevin Pietersen is not the first cricketing personality to skip the Dream11 IPL 2020 season due to personal reasons. Prior to the start of the tournament, veteran Chennai cricketers Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh entirely opted out of the season. Both cricketers were set to reprise their roles in the ongoing season, with Suresh Raina even confirming his retirement from international cricket back on August 15.

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