Kapil Dev was one of the best captains that India has ever produced; He was the first captain to help his country win the world cup in 1983. After winning the world cup in 1983, India has only been able to win the ODI world cup on one occasion; Which was in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni; Dhoni has further helped his side win one T20 world cup. India won the T20 world cup in 2007 which was the inaugural year of the tournament.
India has had a disappointing T20 world cup in 2021; Kohli’s side has not been able to progress beyond the group stage of the tournament and qualify for the semifinals. They lost their matches against both Pakistan by 10 wickets and; New Zealand by 8 wickets. Both Pakistan and New Zealand have qualified from their group for the semifinals of the cup; New Zealand plays England on the 10th of November at 7:30 pm IST in the first semifinals of the cup. Additionally, Pakistan plays Australia on the 11th of November in the second semifinals of the cup. The winners of these matches will play in the finals on the 14th of November.
Kapil Dev has given his remarks on Indian cricket following the T20 world cup
Kapil Dev expressed disappointment in. a recent press interaction; he said, “When the players prefer to play IPL over playing for the country, what can we say? I believe that every player should feel proud playing for their country,” Kapil Dev further asserted that, “I believe that your national team should come first and after that franchise or any other team.” He clarified himself by saying, “I am not saying don’t play cricket there (for franchises) but it is now BCCI’s responsibility to plan their cricket (schedule) better for the future.”Kapil Dev concluded his statements by saying, “What we can learn from this defeat is to not repeat the mistakes that have been made. This is the biggest lesson.”
Do you agree with Kapil Dev’s views?