After India’s defeat against West Indies in the second ODI on July 29, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev made a big statement. The 1983 World Cup winning captain said that while he feels positive about the fact that the young cricketers are confident, he also feels that there is a negative aspect to it. Dev made this statement in context with what his former teammate Sunil Gavaskar said after India’s loss against Australia in the WTC Final.
Gavaskar had said that no other player except for Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar came to him for any advice. Now, Kapil Dev spoke about Gavaskar’s comment. The World Cup winning captain was in conversation with The Week, where he said, "Sometimes too much money comes, arrogance comes. These cricketers think they know everything. That's the difference. I would say there are so many cricketers who need help. When Sunil Gavaskar is there, why can't you talk? Where is the ego?”
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Not only this, but the 'Haryana Hurricane' also said, “There is no ego as such. They feel 'no, we are good enough'. Maybe they are good enough, but extra help from somebody, a person who has seen 50 seasons of cricket, he knows where does the grass grow, where does the Sun come out. Listening sometimes can change your thought."
Notably, after clinching the Test series 1-0 and gaining an early lead in the ODI series, the Men in Blue lost the second ODI by a margin of six wickets. Both the teams will lock horns on August 1 in the series decider.