Kapil Dev picks his all-time India ODI XI
Former Indian legendary skipper Kapil Dev is a very famous face in the cricket fraternity. Under his captaincy, Team India won its first World Cup in 1983. Since then, the former captain has been making the headlines for his opinions on the gentleman’s game.
Meanwhile, the legend made a grand appearance on a chat show identified as ‘No Filter Neha’ with Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. In the show, Kapil Dev was asked who would he name in his team if he had to choose a ‘Kapil XI’.
Kapil who has been closely following Indian cricket even after his retirement has named his all-time Indian ODI XI. The star-studded XI comprises the players of the past and the present generation.
No one can touch MS Dhoni’s spot: Kapil Dev
Dev picked MS Dhoni as the captain of his XI, adding that nobody can touch Dhoni’s spot. “Wicket Keeper is only Dhoni. Nobody can touch his spot,” Kapil added.
MS Dhoni has been one of the pivotal pillars of Indian cricket team history. The cricket brain has helped Team India win three ICC Trophies namely ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Kapil Dev has great admiration for MS Dhoni and it was no surprise seeing Captain Cool in his XI.
Sachin Tendulkar ruled the sport during his heydays. He was simply sensational across formats and there is nobody who could surpass his records so far. Besides Sachin, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh were named in Kapil’s XI.
“There’s a test match is different, there’s a one day cricket is different. ODI…if I have to pick, I would say definitely Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, will be there, Rahul Dravid will be there, Yuvraj will be there,” said Kapil on the show No Filter with Neha.
As far as the pace bowling department is concerned, Kapil picked Zaheer Khan, Srinath and Bumrah as t pacers. Furthermore, he picked Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh in the spin department.
You have Zaheer Khan, you have Srinath. Recently Bhumrah, I can say. He’s done extremely well. Anil Kumble, all-time great spinner, and Harbhajan. These are the cricketers who come to my mind very much there,” he added.
Kapil Dev names his best Indian ODI XI
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah