Just a few days back, former India skipper and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev did not spare the current crop of cricketers. (More Cricket News)
Team India suffered a 6-wicket loss at the hands of the West Indies in the second ODI and post that, Kapil Dev lashed out at the cricketers as well as the BCCI. He was of the opinion that the money and fame with the current Indian cricketers has brought more of a sense of arrogance amongst the players.
However, when this was put forward to current Indian team all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, the player quashed the statement all together.
"I don't know when he has said this. I don't search these things on social media. See everyone has their own opinion. Ex-player have full right to share their opinion, but I don't think there is any arrogance in this team," Jadeja told reporters ahead of the third and final ODI against West Indies.
In an interview with magazine The Week, Kapil did not mince any words with the current crop of cricketers as he came down heavily on the progression status of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been out of action for almost a year.
Kapil felt the IPL is a great tournament but isn't happy with the current players opting for the T20 League over international duties.
"God is kind, it's not as if I never got injured. But today, they are playing 10 months in a year. Give a benefit of doubt to that, but everybody has to look after themselves. IPL is a great thing but IPL can spoil you also. Because, a little bit of injuries and you will play in IPL. A little bit of injuries, you won't play for India. You would take a break. I'm being very open about it," said the legendary all-rounder.
Kapil even went on to lash out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for it's management related to players' workload.
"If you have a small injury, you would play in IPL if it's an important game. At this stage, cricket board has to understand how much cricket they should play. That is the bottomline. If today, you have resources, money, but you don't have three or five-year calendars. There's something wrong with cricket board there," he further added.