‘Don’t play in IPL if…’: Kapil Dev’s straightforward advice to players ahead of T20 WC


New Delhi: Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup winning skipper, has given the cricketers blunt advice in advance World Cup T20 2022 in Australia. The ex-Indian skipper said players should not play IPL if it affects their mental and physical health. The 63-year-old, who never hesitates to share his opinion, said players can never feel pressured when they enjoy the sport. During a congratulation ceremony at Taj Palace, Kapil Dev said: “Aaj Kal, I listen a lot on TV because there is a lot of pressure. There is a lot of pressure playing IPL. So I just want to say one thing: don’t play it. As players passion, there should be no pressure. We play to enjoy and there can be no pressure to have fun.” He went on to say: “If a player has passion, there will be no pressure.”

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Many players have been injured while playing in IPL. India’s T20 specialist bowler T Natarajan was injured while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. All-rounder Washington Sundar was also injured during the IPL. New Zealand pacer Adam Milne also suffered an injury playing his first game in IPL 2022 and was banned from the tournament.

Last month a huge controversy erupted after India’s Deepti Sharma ‘mankad run-out’ England’s Charlotte Dean at the end of the non-rush hour during the India vs England women’s ODI at Lords. India The run-out helped India win the match and ODI series against England 3-0.

Kapil shared his take on the controversy, saying: “In a situation like this I feel that instead of intense debates every time – there should be a simple rule. Take the batsmen away from their run. It should be like a short run be considered a better solution in my mind.”





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