Yuvraj should have been in the Test team: Kapil Dev
Jaipur : Surprised by the selectors’ decision to leave Yuvraj Singh out of the team for the first two Tests against Pakistan, former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday said it was unfair to omit the “world’s best” left-hander from the side.
“It is surprising to see Yuvraj is not there for the first Test match. The way he is playing his cricket presently makes one thing clear in everyone’s mind that he is the best left-handed batsman in the world presently,” Kapil said.
“In his absence, others who have been given a chance will have to play with extra responsibility as his absence means all who are present in the squad are better than him,” he added.
India take on the arch-rivals in a three-Test series starting in Delhi from tomorrow.
On being asked about the need of a new coach for the team, Kapil said, “What is wrong in Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh? They are doing their job well according to me.”
“The 11 players who are playing international cricket for India are already trained. But, you do need a manager. sometimes a even player like Sachin (Tendulkar) may feel low and in such circumstances you need to have managers who are known as coaches in cricket these days,” Kapil said.