Former Indian captain Kapil Dev is pleased with how the fast bowlers have started to spearhead India's bowling lineup. Dev also stated that Ravi Shastri claiming the current team to be the best ever is his own thought process and backed younger teams to perform better on any given day.
The Indian bowling lineup has undergone major changes in the recent past with fast bowlers becoming the men in blue's first line of attack as opposed to the spinners heavily dominating the bowling attack. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami have bowled with impeccable precision and control and have played a pivotal role in imposing India's dominance over the world. The emergence of express bowlers will not only provide Indian skipper Virat Kohli with a spectrum of options but will also help the team on seaming pitches on foreign tours.
Former Indian paceman and captain Kapil Dev is very happy how Indian pacemen have dominated with the ball.
On being questioned about the quality of Indian pace bowling Kapil Dev replied,“Your question has made me so happy because today we have started depending on fast bowlers. There was a time we didn’t have any fast bowlers and today we have so many fast bowlers. The people who are sitting out could have played for India any day.”
Ravi Shastri had earlier stated that the current Indian team had the potential to become the best ever in the history of Indian cricket. However, Kapil Dev believes it is Shastri's thought process and he is entitled to an opinion.
“That is his (Shastri’s) thought, either you take it or drop it, whatever you like.” and added, “That is his thought process, I have my own thought process. I always believe that younger teams are much better, they have done well and we should be proud about that,” said Dev.
Hardik Pandya has been phenomenal in all the formats of the game and has impressed everyone with his all-around performances and Kapil Dev believes he has the ability to become a world class all-rounder.
“He has the ability (to become a good all-rounder) and he has to keep on performing”.