KP offers advice on how to make Proteas great again

Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)
Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African-born England great Kevin Pietersen has offered his country of birth advice on how to resolve the cricket mess it currently finds itself in.

The Proteas all but crashed out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against arch rivals New Zealand on Wednesday in the latest in a string of disappointments at the highest level.

Pietersen, who played 136 ODIs for his adopted England, took to social media on Thursday to offer his two cents worth.

Pietersen, spoke of it being time for Cricket South Africa (CSA) to invest its heroes and icons - and mentioned Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Mark Boucher, Jonty Rhodes, Lance Klusener, AB de Villiers - who could help the team play better than they currently are.

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This is what sport does to South Africans - it UNITES! To speak to so many friends there and hear how despondent they are about this Cricket World Cup makes me feel like a change is necessary. It’s time for the administrators to invest back in its HEROES & make them a part of their system. There needs to be aspirational individuals that kids idolise who coach them, manage them and help them grow. They need to be employed in the National Academy, the SA A teams & National team. Smith, Kallis, Ntini, Pollock, Boucher, Rhodes, Klusener etc. DON’T lose DeVilliers - kids idolise him! Use Tahir when he’s done now. Get Amla involved. Just imagine being a kid growing up and trying to make it in cricket and your heroes are a part of your developement?! I have many more thoughts. Ego must be put to one side and uniting a fractured nation needs to be the priority! SPORT DOES THAT! Make SA Cricket Great Again!

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