Described by the media as 'the David Beckham of cricket' and regularly gracing the tabloids and broadsheets alike with his trademark hairstyle and vibrant personality, Kevin is fast becoming the poster boy for English cricket. But he is also in possession of a prodigious talent - fearless, bold and with unflappable nerves. His unique batting style has produced hundreds of runs and many outstanding innings for his county and country this summer, culminating in his extraordinary triumph at The Ashes. "Crossing the Boundary" will recount Kevin's remarkable journey so far - from growing up in his native South Africa to the opposition he faced from his national cricket board, from his move to England and his career at Hampshire to winning a place on the England team. It will provide a rare insight into the mind of an international cricketer, on and off the pitch. Reflecting his youthful charisma and his bullish confidence, this will be a sporting memoir like no other. Told with wit, intelligence and attitude, "Crossing the Boundary" will reveal the riveting story of a young, hugely talented star who has helped England to win their 1st Ashes in 18 years.
Kevin Peter Pietersen (or KP) was born on 27th June 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and moved to England in 2000 to play for his mother's native country. He has played for Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and England. Having played an outstanding, record-breaking game in The Ashes he was awarded Man of the Match. He scored 158 and broke numerous records.