IPL is more important to players than country: Kapil Dev after T20 World Cup exit


Modified Nov 9, 2021 11:14 AM IST

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Kapil Dev, the cricket legend from India, said the country’s players prioritized the cash-rich IPL over national duty after the pre-tournament favourites were eliminated from the T20 World Cup. Dev, who led India to glory at the 1983 World Cup, told ABP News that when players prefer IPL over playing for their country, what can be said? Players should be proud to represent their country, he said.

Kapil Dev: “When Players Prefer IPL Over Country” Exit from the T20 World Cup Virat Kohli’s team, one of the favorites entering the competition, smashed Afghanistan and Scotland, but it was too late after heavy losses to archrival Pakistan and New Zealand. French news agency Agence France-Presse is based in Paris. The Indian team is out of the running to make it to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
It is now BCCI’s responsibility to plan their cricket schedule better for the future, the 62-year-old Dev said of the Indian cricket board. We can learn from this defeat by not repeating the mistakes that were made. This is the most important lesson.” According to the Times of India, the preparations for the next T20 World Cup, in Australia next year, ought to begin immediately. Infusing “fresh blood” into the side would require pairing Rohit Sharma with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the batting order and including Suryakumar Yadav, Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar. Let us hope that the Indian team gets back on track for the upcoming tournament.