Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) India’s first cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on Saturday said it is unfair to compare batting icon Sachin Tendulkar with current national superstar Virat Kohli at the present moment.
“Why do you need to compare the two? Sachin is a legend. Kohli is still playing at an early stage. I believe at present it is wrong to compare the two,” Kapil said here at an event.
Asked if Mahendra Singh Dhoni should continue as captain of the side after India failed to make it to the World T20 final, Kapil said the decision should rest with the skipper and the selectors.
“You have to let him and the selectors decide. The selectors will make the change if need be. So it should rest upon them,” he said.
Commenting on India’s performance at the world event, Kapil said: “It was fabulous. Very good. But on that given day, the opponents outplayed us. They were brilliant.”
“If the rival team plays better, you must respect that. Every time India lose, I feel bad. But at the end of the day, it is cricket.”
The former India star all-rounder also insisted that T20 cricket is not spoiling the longer version of the game.
“Have you ever seen so many sixes being hit or such huge totals being chased down? So long as the cricketing world is there, I am for it,” he said.