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Kevin Pietersen interested in working for protection of wild animals in Chhattisgarh

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Former England cricket team member Kevin Pietersen wants to work for the conservation of the wild buffalo and ‘hill myna’ bird in the state of Chhattisgarh in India.

Both wild buffalo and hilly myna are considered rare species, which are on the verge of extinction. The hill myna is especially famous for mimicking human language.

Pietersen, who represented England in 104 Tests scoring 8181 runs at an average of 42.78, met Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, at his residence in Raipur and acquainted the state chief about his plans.

The English cricketer informed that he had set up an orgnaisation called ‘Saroi’ which is committed to working towards the protection and conservation of animals and birds, which are rare and getting extinct.

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