Born in South Africa, Pietersen, 38, was first selected to play cricket for England in 2004. The following year, the batsman was on the Ashes-winning team. He captained England in 2008-9 and was named Player of the Tournament in England’s 2010 T20 World Cup win. His international career ended in 2014 when the England and Wales Cricket Board sacked him. His BBC Radio 5 Live podcast about rhinos, Beast Of Man, is on BBC Sounds. He is married with two children.
When were you happiest?With no shoes on in the African bush with my family.
What is your greatest fear?Bringing up my children in the world of social media.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Impatience.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?Rudeness.
What was your most embarrassing moment?When you end up on the front, middle and back pages of newspapers for the wrong reasons, it’s never, ever fun.
Aside from a property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?Cars. I’ve got a Tesla at the moment.
What is your wallpaper?My wife and children on safari in Kruger national park.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?I am very comfortable with who I am. I do regret that stupid hairstyle I had when playing the greatest ever Ashes series.
If you could revive something extinct, what would you choose?The northern white rhino. If we don’t act now, by …