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Kapil dislikes Gilchrist's comments

Kapil Dev strongly opposed the comments made by Adam Gilchrist on India's makeshift wicketkeeper policy saying an "outsider" cannot comment on it.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2003 12:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Former Indian captain Kapil Devon Mondaytook strong exception to the comments made by Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist against India's makeshift wicketkeeper policy saying an "outsider" had no right to comment on it.

"How can an outsider speak on our policy. We will do what we feel good," said Kapil when asked on the Aussie stumper's criticism of India's policy of persisting with Rahul Dravid as makeshift wicketkeeper in the one-dayers instead of opting for a specialist glovesman.

"You (the media) should ignore such remarks," Kapil, who is here in connection with the closing ceremony of "khel mela" (sports fair), added.

Asked about his preference, he said "I prefer specialist keeper, but after 100 one-dayers he (Dravid) has virtually become a specialist keeper."

On Rahul's reported reservation to keep wickets, he said "if he has any reservation then why is he not sticking to it."

First Published: Nov 18, 2003 01:17 IST