Kapil Dev says “KL Rahul can be a huge asset for India in this T20 World Cup.” Dev had just finished a round of golf and looked satisfied with the workout. Donning a new hairstyle, he settled down for a chat with his friend Ajay Sethi for company. It is along with a nice cup of tea. Just to warm him up early on, I decided to bowl him a loosener. ‘Who among a current lot of young players does he love to watch?’, It was the question. Kapil paaji was immediately in his element.
“KL Rahul. I just love to watch him bat. He has so much confidence in the shots he plays and now with all the experience, Rahul can be a huge asset for India in this T20 World Cup. I have always enjoyed seeing him play and I feel he will do a lot of good things for Indian cricket going forward,” Kapil Dev said.
If Dev was enthusiastic in his praise for Rahul. He wasn’t willing to get drawn into the debate. Whether India has a chance of winning the trophy. Also, he shared his thoughts on the topic just as he walked into the Talk 100.3 studios.
“I don’t answer that question you know. Rather, I will say they need to make the top 4. That’s what the aim should be, for then an entirely new tournament starts thereafter. And yes India definitely has the team to make the top 4!”, he confidently said.
Lastly, it is no secret that Ravi Shastri is a very close friend of Kapil Dev. It was expected that Kapil paaji would shower praise on Ravi.
“He has done a very good job with the team. Under him, India has won twice in Australia and was leading 2-1 against England. To win away from home is not easy and these are very impressive results. I hope the team does well in this World Cup because it will be a fitting finale for Ravi”, he said.