His impact on Indian cricket remains indelible and he is among one of the greatest cricketers the country has ever produced.And Kapil’s cricketing acumen can do wonders for the current India team but despite having so much in his kitty, the former skipper wants to ‘detach’ himself.Speaking on TRS Podcast, Kapil revealed that the current lot of Indian players have never sought any kind of help from him and it’s not their obligation to look for any insight from the former Indian skipper.
“Not really. I don’t want to get into their shoes. I don’t want to tell them ‘play like this, do this or that’. I just want to detach myself and watch them play.
“No (the current players don’t reach out to me for help). The ones who want to reach but the ones who don’t want to, I can’t force them, they don’t have any obligation to do so. These kids are very smart, they don’t need people like us. We are not better than them. We can only guide them to get better,” he said.
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Kapil also expressed admiration for Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, acknowledging their crucial roles in India’s unbeaten journey to the semifinals.
“I think Shami is extraordinary, Bumrah with his action… hats off to him. I can’t ever imagine that someone can be as devastating as him with such a short run-up and unusual action.
“They have the experience. They just need to keep themselves fit,” he said.
India are considered as the favourites against New Zealand for the first semifinal to be played on Wednesday in what will be a repeat of the final four clash four years ago in the 2019 edition.