Sporting legends have been leading tributes to Muhammad Ali, who breathed his last yesterday after failing to recover from respiratory issues. England cricketer Kevin Pietersen also has a heart-warming tribute for the legendary boxer.The out-of-favour English batsman got himself inked with an image of Ali on his hand. Pietersen shared a photograph of the tattoo on his instagram account yesterday. (Muhammad Ali’s tryst with India)Like Ali, Pietersen is also known for being a controversial and rebellious figure. While Pietersen stood up for his own rights, Ali, more often than not, voiced against the establishment. (When Muhammad Ali took a dig at Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky Balboa’)Pietersen, who was born in South Africa, abandoned the country’s cricket in protest against the racial quota system before moving to England.Pietersen seems to have been bowled over by the way Ali carried himself on and off the field. The English batsman heaped praise on Ali, saying the boxer was ‘the greatest sports person ever’.