India has many aces, says Kapil Dev
Virat Kohli\'s form is not a cause of concern as India\'s fortune at the upcoming Champions Trophy doesn\'t depend solely on the Indian skipper, feels 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev.Kohli has not been amongst the runs in the ongoing IPL, ahead of the Champions Trophy beginning in England in the first week of June.
New Delhi: Virat Kohli's form is not a cause of concern as India's fortune at the upcoming Champions Trophy doesn't depend solely on the Indian skipper, feels 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev.Kohli has not been amongst the runs in the ongoing IPL, ahead of the Champions Trophy beginning in England in the first week of June.
To a question if Kohli's form will affect India's chances at the prestigious ODI tournament, Kapil said: "Have you seen the Test match against Australia at Dharamsala? Everybody had said that if Kohli doesn't play then India will lose. But we all know what happened.
"It is unfair to bring down other team members by thinking that India's chances depends only on him."Kohli is an important member of the team, he is a big player and he knows how to play and when to play," added the 58-year-old former all-rounder.
Kapil, whose wax figure was unveiled by Madame Tussauds Delhi, said India definitely have the ability but it depends on how they execute their plans during the event."I think they are looking good. Indian team have been playing well for last five years but it depends on how well they apply themselves on that day.
We definitely have the capability to win. But how they maintain themselves and put pressure on opponent that will be the key," Kapil said.India selectors have gone for experience instead of going for youngsters who did well in the IPL.On the selection of the Indian team for the Champions Trophy, Kapil said: "If they would have gone for a young team then you would have said why seniors were ignored.”