Kapil Dev is one of the most celebrated names in India’s cricket history. India, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, would be playing the ICC Champions Trophy, where they would be defending their title. So, there is already an added burden on team India and that is when former Indian World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev says that team India may not win the championship if they have injuries and become a depleted unit. One actually feels that with Rishabh Pant and the rest in the waiting, India have enough bench strength where they do not have to worry.
In a recent interview, Kapil Dev said, “It looks good the way India is playing for the past 5-7 years, it depends on how well they will apply themselves in the period. It is not easy to win any tournament. Do we have a team? We have. Depends on how they maintain themselves in that couple of weeks and keep pressure on the opponents.”
Adding further he said, “Even in Tests, people used to say if Virat does not score, India wouldn’t win. Everybody is important, unfair to bring down other players. Does not matter if an individual is in form or not.”
Kapil Dev poses with his wax statue at the soon to be opened Madame Tussauds wax museum, in Delhi pic.twitter.com/Tix6OZg5jZ
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Talking about the players, he reckoned, “(It is) impossible to have another Kapil Dev. But there will be better Kapil’s, 100s more. (Ravichandran) Ashwin is an all-rounder. (Ravindra) Jadeja and (MS) Dhoni too are fab all-rounders. Anyone with more than one skill is a good all-rounder. I wish a fast bowler and batsman come out but this Indian team has enough players.”