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Kapil Dev said never expected somebody to come close to Sachin

  • 12 Sep 2019 23:08:50

Previous India captain Kapil Dev on Thursday applauded captain Virat Kohli saying that he never expected that someone could approach the standard set by Sachin Tendulkar. "Kohli needs to go far. It isn't on the whole correct to discuss him in his vocation. Be that as it may, what he has given to us is unparallel. Never expected that someone can approach Sachin Tendulkar whom we believe is a definitive however Kohli has taken the game to an alternate level," Kapil Dev was cited as saying by ANI.

A stand was disclosed after Kohli's name at Feroz Shah Kotla arena, which is presently renamed as Arun Jaitley arena on Thursday.

Dev said that whatever is accomplished for Jaitley, who was the previous leader of the Delhi and Locale Cricket Affiliation (DDCA), isn't sufficient as he has done a great deal for the game.

"I figure whatever they do, this isn't sufficient for him. He has accomplished such a great deal for cricket. I for one feel exceptionally glad about that, what they are doing, on the grounds that he has the learning about the game. I simply need to express gratitude toward Delhi Cricket Affiliation," he said.

Previous player Nikhil Chopra, who had additionally come to go to the occasion, stated: "He (Jaitley) has supported cricket kindly. I recall, at whatever point he got time, he used to come and watch our games in the Ranji Trophy... I think it really is ideal that the arena is being named after him. He genuinely merits this."