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Kapil Dev’s recommendation to Crew India: Play as group, not people to win T20 World Cup


Former Indian captain Kapil Dev
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India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on June 27 stated collective efficiency, not particular person brilliance would be the key think about deciding whether or not Rohit Sharma’s group can finish its over-a-decade-long trophy drought by successful the T20 World Cup within the West Indies.

India will tackle England within the match’s semifinal afterward June 27, hoping to make the finals the place South Africa are in ready after annihilating Afghanistan.

“Why talk about only Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, or Kuldeep Yadav? Everybody has a role to play. Their job is to win the tournament,” Kapil advised PTI Videos in an unique interview.

‘Play as team, not individuals to win T20 World Cup’: Kapil Dev

“To win a match, an odd person can come out, but to win a tournament everybody has to work together. If we are going to depend on Bumrah or Arshdeep, then you are going to lose it,” he asserted.

“Let’s talk about the team. That gives you a better perspective rather than the odd player. Yes main player is there and we can go around him. But everybody has to chip in to win the World Cup,” he added.

Kapil identified that in his 1983 World Cup-winning group, he wasn’t the one one who carried out.

“Roger Binny, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma all came out with match-winning performances. If you start depending on one player it means you are not going to win tournaments more often,” he noticed.

He wished India good luck forward of their semifinal match in opposition to England and hoped that the Men in Blue clinch the trophy.

“All the Best, good luck, I hope the Indian players, the way they are playing keep on playing like that, they should not have a bad day and be out of the tournament (like) what happened last time in the 50 overs World Cup,” stated the enduring all-rounder.

“They are playing well, they are enjoying. Hats off to them. Good luck to them. I wish them all the luck and happiness,” he added.

The 65-year-old, who was elected president of Professional Golf Tour of India on Wednesday, stated that he feels proud to see India perceived as title contenders each time they compete in a worldwide occasion.

“We should be happy that we are able to think that we can win. 20 years back, you weren’t thinking. It’s important that in every tournament India is going as a favourite. That’s a big thing.

“We by no means considered that. That’s sufficient encouragement for a teenager to take up the game. I’m very pleased to see the place Indian cricket has reached splendidly properly,” he emphasised.

Kapil lauded Bumrah, who has been the star performer for India with 11 wickets in the tournament so far.

“Bumrah is 1000 occasions higher than me. These younger boys are much better than us. We had extra expertise. They are higher. They are superb. Outstanding. They are fitter. They are way more hardworking. They are unbelievable,” he said.

He, however, played down the role of a captain.

“Everybody can do captaincy. Hardik, Virat, Rohit everybody can do captaincy. When you give ball to any person, the bowler has to do the job. Yes captain is there that can assist you out but it surely’s not like in case you do not win he isn’t captain.”

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