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03-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Virat Kohli Can Be Better Than Sachin Tendulkar, Feels Kapil Dev

'Kohli will make more records than anybody else'

Former captain Kapil Dev said that Indian batting's mainstay Virat Kohli will rewrite more records than anyone else in world cricket and believed the Delhi batsman has realistic chances of "bettering" even Sachin Tendulkar's career graph if he remains injury-free.

"Without any doubt Kohli will make more records than anybody else. I don't compare, there cannot be a second Don Bradman, and there cannot be another Sachin Tendulkar. But yes, Kohli has got amazing talent, it's huge for a 24-year-old, and maybe, he can be better than Tendulkar. The next generation has to be better than the previous one," Kapil said.

03-26-2014, 09:12 AM

'"Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else'

Talking about Kohli, he further said, "Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else and if he can play till 32 or 34 with same fitness and without injuries, he will come to a point where not even Vivian Richards neither Sachin Tendulkar had such a record."

03-26-2014, 09:12 AM

'If you start talking about him (Sachin) all the time team is not going to be settled'

Kapil said a team can't expect one individual to carry on the responsibilities on his shoulders forever.

"I don't look at it that way because he has done his job, you don't expect Don Bradman to play for 100 years or Sachin Tendulkar to carry on forever. For 24 years he has served his country so well, he did everything what a cricketer should do but you have to move on in life and sooner the team realise that it's good for the team. If you start talking about him all the time team is not going to be settled."

03-26-2014, 09:13 AM

On Virender Sehwag's Return to the National Side

About Virender Sehwag, who is struggling to return to the Indian team due to his prolonged poor form, Kapil said, "He has to get runs. He has been the most attractive and entertaining cricketer in the last 20 years. I will go miles to watch him bat but he has to get runs to make a comeback. If he get runs it will be good for team."

03-26-2014, 09:13 AM

On Shikhar and Rohit's Opening Pair

Talking about India's current opening pair in limited overs cricket, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Kapil said, "They are talented and hardworking but everything depends on good performance and if they can do well in England we can be proud about that. Rohit Sharma needs a better head, he is talented and he excites me, and so does Ravindra Jadeja and the fast bowlers."

03-26-2014, 09:14 AM

'Promoting T20 is the ideal thing'

He said T20 will be crucial to how the sport grows globally in the years to come.

"Promoting T20 is the ideal thing. Promoting Test cricket still needs a lot of countries to have that mindset, but T20 goes like a fire and every country can spend 4-5 hours. I hope in the next 10-15 years America and China take up this game."