Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Thursday blamed an excessive amount of workload of the gamers for the nation not producing one other real all-rounder of nice Kapil Dev’s ilk.
Gamers like Hardik Pandya have been in contrast with legendary Kapil, the nation’s first World Cup-winning captain.
“It is a very troublesome position being an all-rounder. Kapil paaji was somebody who might take wickets and rating runs. He was the last word match-winner for India. However with the quantity of workload these days, it’s extremely, very troublesome,” Laxman mentioned throughout a YouTube launch of a e book written by Boria Majumdar at “Tata Literature Stay Sports activities Yatras”.
With out naming Hardik, Laxman mentioned: “There have been some glimpses from some gamers, as a result of they have been focusing so much on each the talents, in the end with the quantity of workload and matches the Indian crew performs in three codecs, it’s extremely troublesome to handle.
“That participant who has the power to turn into a real all-rounder sadly will get injured and he has to compromise or he has to take a choice on both batting or bowling,” mentioned the previous fashionable batsman.
Coming from a prolonged layoff resulting from a again surgical procedure, Hardik didn’t bowl for Mumbai Indians within the IPL final season within the UAE. Within the ODI sequence in opposition to Australia, Hardik bowled 5 overs however didn’t play the following Take a look at sequence Down Underneath.
Hardik didn’t play within the four-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to England earlier this yr. He bowled within the subsequent T20I sequence, however didn’t accomplish that within the first two ODIs in opposition to England. He returned to bowling duties within the closing ODI. He has additionally not bowled for MI within the ongoing IPL season to date.
Laxman additionally mentioned that it was “not proper to check any form of all-rounder with the legendary Kapil”.
“I simply really feel that there will be just one Kapil. It (comparability) will put undue strain on the participant. There will be just one MS Dhoni, or one Sunil Gavaskar.”
Laxman additionally backed Rishabh Pant to be India’s first selection wicketkeeper for the T20 World Cup at house in October-November.
“India is spoilt for selections. The best way Sanju Samson has batted, stored and led Rajasthan Royals (in ongoing IPL), regardless that he didn’t have an excessive amount of of expertise (in captaining) a aspect.
“Then there’s Ishan Kishan. KL Rahul has completed nicely at any time when he acquired the gloves, and batted both prime of the order or within the center. However in some way I simply really feel Rishabh Pant is the participant whom you must choose for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot. I’ll undoubtedly go for Pant.
“Not solely that he is actually improved and impressed everybody together with his holding skills, however as a left-handed batsman, he is somebody who can take away the sport from any opposition in any state of affairs within the center overs,” he concluded.
The 23-year-old Pant, who’s presently main Delhi Capitals within the ongoing IPL, has performed a significant position in India’s Take a look at sequence wins in opposition to Australia and England with some match-winning knocks earlier this yr.
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