13 May, 2017
Kapil Dev feels the Indian batting is not exclusively dependent on Virat Kohli as the Indian skipper is not doing as much as he can during the IPL.
When the 23rd Madame Tussauds wax museum opens to public later this year, the audience will be transported back in time to 1983, the year India won its first Cricket World Cup tournament under Kapil Dev's captaincy.
Commenting on the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash at Edgbaston on June 4, the former all-rounder said although India seem to have the upper hand on paper, the outcome will depend on whoever plays better cricket on that particular day.
To a question if Kohli's form will affect India's chances at the prestigious ODI tournament, Kapil said: "Have you seen the Test match against Australia at Dharamsala?" The New Delhi Madame Tussauds wax museum is reported to have over 50 figures of famous personalities from the world, in the fields of sports, music, films, history among other things. Yes he is an important member of the team, he is a big player and he knows how to play and when to play. I wish Madame Tussauds the best of wishes for the great job that they are putting in.
Senior players like former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who lifted the trophy at Edgbaston four years ago, and premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feature in the 15-man Indian squad to go to England and Wales. "I was more educated about how this is done", NDTV quoted him as saying.
India selectors have gone for experience instead of going for youngsters who did well in the IPL.
On India still struggling to produce an all-rounder like him, he said, "It is impossible". They have done a good job. But it is not about having a fast bowling all-rounder. "So I think we have enough all-rounders in our team".