Not right to compare Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar, says Kapil Dev

first_imgIndia’s former World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev sought to downplay the oft-repeated comparison between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, saying it’s not right to compare the two.Kapil, who led India to first World Cup triumph in 1983, said it isunfair to compare batting icon Tendulkar with current Test captain Kohli at present.”Why do you need to compare the two? Sachin is a legend. Kohli is still playing at an early stage. I believe at present it is wrong to compare the two,” Kapil said in Kolkata. (Also Read: Virat Kohli fiery and a real fighter, says Mitchell Johnson)Asked if Mahendra Singh Dhoni should continue as captain of the side after India failed to make it to the World T20 final, Kapil said the decision should rest with the skipper and the selectors.”You have to let him and the selectors decide. The selectors will make the change if need be. So it should rest upon them,” he said.Commenting on India’s performance at the world event, Kapil said: “It was fabulous. Very good. But on that given day, the opponents outplayed us. They were brilliant.””If the rival team plays better, you must respect that. Every time India lose, I feel bad. But at the end of the day, it is cricket.”The legendary all-rounder also insisted that T20 cricket is not spoiling the longer version of the game. (Also Read: Kohli, Rohit join Ronaldo, Messi to release ‘Unscriptd’ videos)”Have you ever seen so many sixes being hit or such huge totals being chased down? So long as the cricketing world is there, I am for it,” he said.advertisement(With IANS inputs)last_img

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