Kapil Dev & Tendulkar differ on views of ODI

Published: Sunday, September 6, 2009, 11:09 [IST]
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Kapil and Sachin differ on views of ODI

New Delhi: Kapil Dev, India's only world cup winning captain, is not in favour of Sachin Tendulkar's new proposal for 50-over cricket.

Master blaster said on Friday that one-day cricket should be split into four innings of 25-overs each. According to the champion batsman, a split ODI will eliminate the luck factor from the contest and would keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

“I don"t think you can have so many combinations and so many things. Every format — 20 over, 50 over and Test match — has its own place so let us not muck around. The more you muck around the more you are going to spoil cricket," said Kapil, who led India to victory in the World Cup in 1983.

“Cricketers should understand, the ICC should understand and cricket Boards should understand this. Why are we trying to spoil the basics… that"s my logic," he added.

Kapil, however, was quick to add that Tendulkar had the freedom to air his view, and that he respects it. “This is his view and one should respect it. But at the end of the day… I don"t think you can have so many combinations," he told a television news broadcaster.


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