Adidas-sponsored England cricket star Kevin Pietersen is celebrating the birth of his first child.

The England batsman made a dash back to the UK from the Caribbean and just hours after he arrived his wife - former Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor - gave birth.

Yesterday he told Sky Sports 2: "It's my first child so it's a hell of an exciting time for me."

The 29-year-old had been in Barbados playing for England in the World Twenty 20 tournament where he struck a match-winning innings of 53 from 33 balls against South Africa on Saturday (May 8th).

Pietersen will remain with his wife and the unnamed newborn child for several days before returning to the tournament as England have progressed.

The couple have previously been compared to Victoria and David Beckham due to their sports star/singer relationship, although the other similarity of course is that both men have an Adidas sponsorship deal.