Kapil was consistently in contrast with Botham, Hadlee and Khan – who’re hailed as the perfect cricketers of all occasions. All 4 cricketers had illustrious careers and therefore the followers and specialists consistently in contrast them.
While talking with former India cricketer and present head coach of Indian ladies’s workforce WV Raman on Inside Out podcast, mentioned: “I wouldn’t say I was the greatest, but I was a better athlete than all three put together.”
Praising Hadlee, Kapil mentioned: “The best bowling was Richard Hadlee’s – he was like a computer among the four of us.”
Speaking about Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran, Kapil mentioned he was probably the most hardworking participant he has ever seen.
“Wouldn’t say Imran Khan was the best athlete or the most natural, but he was the most hardworking player we’ve seen. When he started out, he looked like an ordinary bowler, but then he became a very hardworking fast bowler and he learned by himself. And then he worked on his batting as well,” Kapil added.
The 1983 World Cup-winning captain praised the legendary England captain Ian Botham as a real all-rounder. “Ian Botham was a true all-rounder – in given conditions, he could win a match on his own. I wouldn’t say Hadlee was the best batsman,” Kapil mentioned.
“Botham could do damage to the opposition both with bat [and ball]. Imran could run through the (opposition) team, but his ability as a leader was far better. To control the Pakistan team, he had a challenge,” Kapil added additional.
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