Kolkata: India’s world cup winning skipper Kapil Dev, said that the cricketers needed to cope up with the cramped scheduling o international cricket and they can take a break if they don’t want to play.
He said, “They (cricketers) can take a break, if they don’t want to play…they are professionals. If you (journalists) are a professional, (and if) you cannot write an article, somebody else will write. If you are not professional, you are doing for enjoyment and your passion, then it’s different.”
“I think today’s game is profession and a professional can always say, ‘I don’t want to play, ‘I can play’, “he further added.
The legendary all-rounder also said that he wouldn’t like to opine as to whether a cricketer feels that there is too much cricket or not.
“If cricketers (are) saying there (is) too much cricket, must be. I don’t know. I am not with them. I cannot really make any judgement on their behalf,” he said.
Kapil also heaped praise on the current Indian team that has been doing well across all formats and said that they are a, ‘great’ side at the moment. Recently, Virat Kohli and his men almost pulled off a magical win over Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on the first match of the three-match Test series.
“I think they are wonderful. They are a great team at the moment. Last 10-15 years, the Indian team has done really well,” he said.