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Kapil warns media for stirring captaincy debate

The former Indian skipper says, "We want to prepare a good team for the World Cup. If we win the Cup, it will be a win for every player."

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 18:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Cricketing legend Kapil Dev on Wednesday urged the media not to sow confusion over the captaincy issue for the forthcoming World Cup by repeatedly raking the name of Sourav Ganguly as a possible candidate for the hot seat.

"Selectors are doing their job. Let's support them," Kapil said.

Kapil's response followed a question from a scribe who asked whether the only World Cup winning Indian captain wanted to see Ganguly as the team skipper in the quadrennial showpiece that begins six weeks from now on March 13 in the West Indies.

"Let's not create confusion over captaincy. Let's be all Indians," Kapil said, admonishing the media.

"We want to prepare a good team for the World Cup. If we win the World Cup, it will be a win for every player - Rahul, Sachin (Tendulkar) and Sourav," he said.

The former all-rounder, however, made an oblique criticism of coach Greg Chappell's penchant for experimentation.

"I never want experimentation for losing. If you experiment and lose, I won't like it. If you win, then it's ok, and you can keep on experimenting".

On Chappell's reliance on experienced Indian players of late after having waxed eloquence on the need for infusing fresh blood for long, he said "you please put this query to Chappell".

First Published: Jan 31, 2007 18:51 IST

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