I wish him to complete 30 years: Kapil Dev

The legend of Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev on Sunday said that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is in good form and he should complete 30-years in International cricket.

On answering a question about Sachin’s role in the Indian team, Kapil Dev said, “It is great that he (Sachin) has completed 23 years in international cricket. I wish him to complete 30 years. He is playing good.”

Under the captaincy of Kapil Dev Indian cricket team won its first world cup in 1983. He was in the city for an interaction with students, parents and faculty members of Royal Global School.

Meanwhile, Kapil had earlier objected the idea of having day-night Tests. He said, “When the time comes for the Board (BCCI) to decide on the matter, then we can say something.”

He said that the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman would not affect the performance of Indian Test team.

He said, “When Sunil Gavaskar announced his retirement people thought our team would no longer survive. However, we evolved and youngsters came and slowly took over.”

He said, “Now we have players like Kohli and Pujara who are performing well. Youngsters will be there to replace people who retire.”

When asked to Kapil about giving Bharat Ratan to cricketers and other sportspersons, he said, “Policy makers should be asked this question. However, if any sportsperson is granted such honours we will all definitely feel proud.”

He said, “All of us felt proud when Sachin was nominated to Rajya Sabha.”

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