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Indian cricket team must cope up with tight international schedule, says Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, the captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, has said the current Indian national cricket team must cope with the tight schedules of international cricket.

cricket Updated: Nov 21, 2017 19:38 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, Hyderabad
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Kapil Dev has said Indian cricket team players should take a break if they are not able to cope up with the tight international calendar. (Getty Images)

Kapil Dev, India’s World Cup winning captain, has said professional cricketers of the current generation need to cope up with the tight schedules of international cricket and they can take a break if they don’t want to play.

“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,” he said.

“I think today’s game is profession and a professional can always say, ‘I don’t want to play, ‘I can play’,” Kapil Dev, who was present for an event, told PTI.

He, however, said he would not like to be judgemental on the topic if a cricketer feels that there is too much cricket.

“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.

Praising the current Indian team, Kapil Dev, who led the Indian team to victory in 1983 World Cup, said the national sides have been doing a great job in the last 10-15 years. “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.

First Published: Nov 21, 2017 16:23 IST