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Indian selectors have done nothing wrong: Kapil Dev

Written by poster on August 15th, 2006   (282 views)

Legendary Indian cricket team all-rounder Kapil Dev declined to comment on the former Indian cricket team coach John Wright’s book ‘Indian Summers’, saying he had not read it.

“I did not read the book. Without reading, I cannot comment,” he told reporters here when asked about the book and controversial comments about selection of players.

When asked about his views on selections in India and if they were made on zonal and regional basis, he said: “This is what is happening for the last 50 years. They have done nothing wrong. If not, there would not be Gavaskars, Kumbles, Sachins or Pathans.”

Kapil, refused to comment on general perception that politics played a part in selection of players. “Not to my opinion. You (public) are saying that,” he said.

On the selection of Indian team for tri-series in Colombo, he said Sri Lanka was very-very tough team and going by its recent success against South Africa, they would be tough opponent on their own soil.

Asked whether the tri-series in Sri Lanka could be a turning point in Sachin Tendulkar’s career, Kapil said, “I don’t know, why you are asking this now?”

On the composition of the present Indian team and its chances to win the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, the captain of 1983 World Cup winning team, said it could not be predicted now. “The team members have to play more than 30 to 40 matches in upcoming six to seven months and nobody could predict the fitness and form of players at the time of World Cup,” he observed.

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