Kapil Dev said that Sachin knows how to score a century. Also, Kapil had said that he did not see talent like Sachin, but he used to take singles after scoring a century.
Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, is upset with the selection of new players for the tour of England these days. Recently, he said that when the 20-man team has already been selected for the tour of England, then no opener should be selected from outside. There are reports of Prithvi Shaw being replaced after Team India opener Shubman Gill got injured. Prithvi Shaw is on a tour of Sri Lanka with the second team of Team India for the series. Kapil Dev says that when extra players were included in the team for the tour of England, why should the batsman be called from outside. Kapil Dev has called it an insult to the players of the team. This is not the first time that Kapil Dev has raised such a question. Once he had also raised questions about the batting of master blaster Sachin. Kapil Dev had said in an interview with WV Raman, the head coach of the women’s cricket team, that Sachin Tendulkar did not know how to convert hundreds into 200 and 300.
Sachin is not a ruthless batsman
Kapil Dev said last year that Sachin knows how to score a century. At the same time, Kapil had said that he did not see talent like Sachin, but he was not a ruthless batsman. He raised questions on Sachin Tendulkar’s failure to score many double centuries in Tests. Sachin has scored 51 centuries in Test cricket. At the same time, he scored his first double century in 1999 against New Zealand in Hyderabad. Only 20 of Tendulkar’s 51 hundreds are in which he has scored more than 150 runs.
Sachin used to take singles after scoring a century
Kapil Dev had said that Sachin is from Mumbai and his mentality was that after scoring a century, he starts again. Kapil said that he does not like Sachin this method. Kapil had said that he told Sachin that he is a great batsman, bowlers should be afraid of him. But after scoring a century, he used to take singles instead of playing fast.
Should have scored at least 5 triple centuries in the test
Kapil Dev had said that a batsman like Sachin Tendulkar should have scored at least five triple centuries in his Test career. Kapil Dev had said that Sachin should have scored 10 double centuries, because a batsman like Sachin Tendulkar can hit fast bowlers and spinners outside the boundary in every over. Sachin scored his first double century against South Africa in the year 2010. He retired in the year 2013. He scored 15921 runs in 200 Tests at an average of 54.04.