Ahead of the IND vs. NZ WC 2023 Clash, Kapil Dev's Honest Take on Current Team India

World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, while praising the current players of the Indian cricket team, said that they don't need his technical inputs in their game. The India great feels that he could only guide the current players of Team India, as they are smart enough with their techniques and other aspects of the game. The comments from Dev came ahead of India's Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final match against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma-led India entered the knockout stage after winning nine out of nine games in the league stage of the tournament.

Kapil Dev said on a podcast, "Not really. I don't want to get into their shoes. I don't want to tell them, 'Play like this, do this or that'. I just want to detach myself and watch them play.”

He further added, "No, the current players don't reach out to me for help. The ones who want to reach, but the ones who don't want to, I can't force them; they don't have any obligation to do so. These kids are very smart; they don't need people like us. We are not better than them. We can only guide them to get better.”


Nov 15, 2023 7:57 AM