When asked about Tendulkar's role in the team, the World Cup winning captain said he wanted Sachin to complete 30 years in international as the cricketing legend completed 23 years of international cricket on Nov 15, 2012.
"It is great that he (Sachin) has completed 23 years in international cricket. I wish him to complete 30 years. He is playing good," Kapil told reporters on Sunday.
When asked about Tendulkar's dominance in Indian cricket, and how the Indian cricket team would survive after the legendary cricketer's retirement, Kapil Dev said youngsters are trying to take on the baton, as they have been impressive.
"When Sunil Gavaskar announced his retirement people thought our team would no longer survive. However, we evolved and youngsters came and slowly took over. "Now we have players like Kohli and Pujara who are performing well. Youngsters will be there to replace people who retire," the World Cup winning captain, who has represented India in 131 Tests and 225 ODIs said.
Also talking about Bharat Ratna and other honours to cricketers, the 53 year-old said that such honours will make cricketers feel proud.
"If any sportsperson is granted such honours we will all definitely feel proud. "All of us felt proud when Sachin was nominated to Rajya Sabha."