Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni are only the two World Cup-winning Indian skippers. While Kapil led India to triumph in 1983, Dhoni led the team to the T20I World Cup win in 2007 and followed it up with the 2011 ODI World Cup victory.
They might be from different generations but both the captains have immense respect for each other.
Recently, Kapil named Dhoni as the player whose spot no one can take while picking his ‘Kapil XI’ team.
On being asked to name his team of XI players, Kapil, in a recent interaction with Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia on her ‘No Filter Neha’ Saavn original podcast, said: “There’s a test match is different, there’s a one day cricket is different. ODI…if I have to pick, I would say definitely Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, will be there, Rahul Dravid will be there, Yuvraj will be there.”
“Wicket Keeper is only Dhoni. Nobody can touch his spot,” the former India captain added.
“You have Zaheer Khan, you have Sreenath. Recently Bhumrah, I can say. He’s done extremely well. Anil Kumble, all-time great spinner, and Harbhajan. These are the cricketers who come to my mind very much there,” he further said.
MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August this year, was last seen in action during the recently held IPL in UAE.
Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the cash-rich tournament and also made it clear that he will feature in the 2021 edition of Indian Premier League.