Kolkata, Nov 14 (CNMSPORTS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that.
Kapil, who triumphed in the 1983 World Cup, was speaking at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture and compared Kohli with the late cricket administrator.
"Sourav (Ganguly) told me to talk about the current team also and not only on Dalmiya. Virat has the responsibility to take the game forward as Indians look up to you," Kapil said during his speech with Kohli and the entire Indian team in attendance.
"You are a hero and you are like Dalmiya. You can change things. You have done that in the fitness of the current Indian team and that is something which I can be proud of.
The Sri Lankan team was also present along with their president Thilanga Sumathipala. The two teams play a Test here in two days' time.