File photograph of Kapil Dev.© AFP
Whereas praising the present gamers of the Indian cricket group, World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev stated that they do not want his technical inputs of their recreation. The India nice feels that he may solely information the present India gamers as they’re sensible sufficient with their methods and different points of the sport. The feedback from Dev got here forward of India’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final match in opposition to New Zealand. Rohit Sharma-led India entered the knockout stage after profitable 9 out of 9 video games within the league stage of the match.
“Probably not. I do not need to get into their footwear. I do not need to inform them ‘play like this, do that or that’. I simply need to detach myself and watch them play,” stated Kapil Dev on TRS Podcast.
“No (the present gamers do not attain out to me for assist). Those who need to attain however the ones who do not need to, I can not power them, they have no obligation to take action. These children are very sensible, they do not want individuals like us. We aren’t higher than them. We will solely information them to get higher,” he added.
Dev performed 131 Check matches for India, scoring 5,248 runs and he additionally picked up 438 wickets within the longest format of the sport.
In ODIs, the all-rounder represented the nation in 225 video games. He picked up 253 wickets and smashed 3,783 runs. Dev scored only one century within the restricted overs format — the well-known knock of 175 that got here in opposition to Zimbabwe within the 1983 World Cup.
In the identical match, Kapil Dev’s heroics noticed India carry their maiden World Cup, beating the West Indies within the last.
The Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee referred to as an finish to his taking part in profession in 1994.
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