Sachin, Sourav have been dropped: Kapil Dev

Published: Monday, April 30, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Known for his straight talk, Kapil Dev today said Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were dropped from the ODI squad and 'rested' was a term merely to camouflage it.

Talking to reporters on his arrival in the city for the Zonal Cricket Academy camp, the World Cup winning skipper said, ''For me, rules can't be different for different cricketers. All of them are same.

''How can some be treated differently ? ''There are no half measures for me. Either you take them or you drop them. For me, they were dropped,'' a candid Kapil said.

''They have not played so much cricket in the last six months that they needed to be rested. They were simply dropped,'' he said reacting to a question on the duo being rested for ODI series in Bangladesh starting in May.

Talking about the side's tour of Bangladesh, he added, ''The side is low on confidence after the World Cup. They need a good series to be shinning again.'' ''At the same time they must vow to improve so that the disaster is not repeated again,'' said the iconic all-rounder.


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