Pietersen has never played for England since he was controversially axed from the first team after 2013/2014 Ashes tour to Australia, which England ended up losing 5-0.
Kevin Pietersen had recently expressed that he wants to get into the international cricket team and was encouraged by the new ECB chairman, Colin Graves, who said Pietersen can only earn a recall if he scores enough runs in county cricket.
In quotes published by the Daily Mirror newspaper, Waugh said: “England have got to make a clean break and look forward to the future. Sometimes you have to have short-term pain to get the long-term gain.
“I don’t think he’s a great player right now. Setting aside all the other things, I don’t think his form warranted a spot in the England side. He may have been a great player but I wouldn’t class him as one now.
“First, he has to be one of the best six batsmen in the country, which he’s not. Then is he right for the current set-up?
“Does he fit in how the team is moving forward? Can he work with the captain and other players? Obviously there have been some issues. That’s part of the reason why he’s not there now.”