Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he is concerned about cricket because of the lack of “superstar” players, according to a report on BBC Sport.

Pietersen is hugely worried about the state of the sport and believes there needs to be more stand out players to help the sport to progress.

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The 38-year-old retired from all forms of cricket earlier this year and is a legend of English cricket after scoring 8,181 runs in 104 Tests.

He said:

I really struggle to see entertainers, they’re lacking in the game. Pure entertainers and superstars are not in the game and that’s a big worry.

Maybe it’s a generational thing but the sad part is that quite a few of those former players are commentating but they are not in the game of cricket.

You want those superstars attached to franchises, national sides and academies so that youngsters get inspired to be those people.

Pietersen admitted that the stand out player of this generation is India’s Virat Kohli but believes that the governing bodies need to spend more money to bring in former players as coaches to motivate the next generation of players.