Share

Apart from Virat Kohli, struggle to see entertainers in cricket, says Kevin Pietersen


India tour of England 2018India tour of England 2018 Virat Kohli scored a century in Trent Bridge. (Source: Reuters)

  • Rohit Sharma invited to CoA meeting; frequent chopping, changing on agendaRohit Sharma invited to CoA meeting; frequent chopping, changing on agenda

    Rohit Sharma invited to CoA meeting; frequent chopping, changing on agenda

  • Current selection panel low on experience, can’t challenge Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, says Syed KirmaniCurrent selection panel low on experience, can’t challenge Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, says Syed Kirmani

    Current selection panel low on experience, can’t challenge Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, says Syed Kirmani

  • Virat Kohli turns vegan; here are the benefits of veganismVirat Kohli turns vegan; here are the benefits of veganism

    Virat Kohli turns vegan; here are the benefits of veganism

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen said that he struggles to see “entertainers” in cricket apart from Virat Kohli. “I really struggle to see entertainers, they’re lacking in the game. Virat Kohli is an exception, but otherwise pure entertainers and superstars are not in the game and that’s a big worry,” Pietersen told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek.

Pietersen, himself known for his flamboyant style of batting and ability to pile up runs in all formats of the game, said that cricket currently lacks the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Curtly Ambrose, Wasim Akram, Muttiah Muralitharan and so on. “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,”

HOT DEALS

Pietersen opined that cricket administrators have to do more to get these former players integrated into the system in their respective systems. “You want those superstars attached to franchises, national sides and academies so that youngsters get inspired to be those people. They have to get paid more because the money for commentary, which is a pretty easy gig, is fairly good,” said Pietersen

Kohli tops the ICC rankings for Tests and ODIs and is one of the biggest draws every year when the Indian Premier League rolls out. While India were beaten 4-1 in a five-Test series in England, Kohli was the standout batsman. He scored 593 runs in 10 innings and was the highest run scorer by a fair distance. England’s Jos Buttler was second and he had scored 349.

Must Watch

  • How much money did the UP government spend on maintaining former CMs' bungalows: News in Numbers,videoHow much money did the UP government spend on maintaining former CMs' bungalows: News in Numbers,video

    How much money did the UP government spend on maintaining former CMs’ bungalows: News in Numbers

  • Shilpa Shetty on playing cupid on her new show Hear Me Love Me,videoShilpa Shetty on playing cupid on her new show Hear Me Love Me,video

    Shilpa Shetty on playing cupid on her new show Hear Me Love Me

  • abp news-cvoter,mp cm,mp,congress,raman singh,videoabp news-cvoter,mp cm,mp,congress,raman singh,video

    Congress likely to win Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh elections, says ABP News C-voter survey

  • Kajol Reveals Why She Is A Helicopter Mom,videoKajol Reveals Why She Is A Helicopter Mom,video

    Kajol Reveals Why She Is A Helicopter Mom

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

  • Virat Kohli wants change rule: Let wives stay for full overseas tours

    Virat Kohli wants change rule: Let wives stay for full overseas tours

  • New water break rules should be considered according to conditions: Virat Kohli

    New water break rules should be considered according to conditions: Virat Kohli