You just can't keep him away from the spotlight. Whether it's making a magnificent century while making the world's finest fast bowler look pedestrian, or analysing his peers while sitting in the studio in a sharp beige suit, Kevin Pietersen epitomises a life less ordinary.
For viewers of cricket in Asia, he's nothing short of a blessing. Over the past two decades, cricket commentary in the region has largely come to mean one thing - inarticulate ex-pros reciting one tired cliché after another, adding nothing whatsoever to the watching experience. For every Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell or Michael Holding, there are ten former internationals who make a living from peddling the sponsors' line or telling us what we already knew, in the most banal way.
Pietersen on television is anything but mundane. Whether it's talking about the exposure that Associate and Affiliate teams need, or explaining why stillness and head-position are so important when it came to playing the drive, he does so with a sureness that comes naturally to very few. There was even a self-deprecatory note as he pointed that he wasn't the best person to judge Afghanistan's fielding display, having dropped six catches in his first Ashes series.