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After Gavaskar’s ‘Ego’ Dig, Kapil Dev Slams Indian Players: ‘These Cricketers Think They Know Everything’

<p>Kapil Dev, the renowned all-rounder who captained India to the 1983 World Cup victory, has expressed his unhappiness with the current Indian team and the culture around Indian cricket, claiming that these players are infallible.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-102997″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-download-2023-07-30t182857.511.jpg” alt=”” width=”1445″ height=”1082″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-download-2023-07-30t182857.511.jpg 259w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-download-2023-07-30t182857.511-150×112.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1445px) 100vw, 1445px” /></p>
<p>He expressed the same views as his former colleague Sunil Gavaskar, who criticized the players for being egotistical after India’s defeat to Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final a few weeks earlier and said they had never sought counsel from the seniors.</p>
<p>“Differences emerge; the positive (aspect) of these guys is that they exude great confidence. They believe they know everything, which is a drawback. There isn’t a better way for me to explain it than that. However, despite their conviction, they believe they are not required to ask anybody. We think that someone with expertise may be of use to you,” Kapil Dev remarked on The Week.</p>
<p>“Arrogance sometimes comes with too much money. These cricket players believe they are experts. That is the distinction. There are a lot of cricketers who, in my opinion, require assistance. Why are you unable to speak when Sunil Gavaskar is present? Ego where are you? There isn’t really an ego. “We are good enough,” they believe. They could be competent, but they might need a little more guidance from a cricket expert who has witnessed 50 seasons. Sometimes, listening might cause a notion to alter.</p>
<p>Gavaskar is regarded as one of the most illustrious figures in Indian cricket and has been a part of it ever since he first began competing decades ago. After retiring, he continued to be involved with the sport in the nation as a coach, pundit, expert, and in a variety of other capacities. The veteran has always been a fervent supporter of cricket and has always sought to improve Indian cricket.</p>
<p>“No, nobody arrived. VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid often visited me. They would come to me with a particular issue, and you could share what you had seen with them. Since there are two coaches, Rahul Dravid and Vikram Rathore, you sometimes hold back because you don’t want to overwhelm them with knowledge, but I don’t have an ego about this, Gavaskar had stated.</p>
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