‘There can only be one Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni and Sunil Gavaskar’: VVS Laxman refuses to compare youngsters with legends

VVS Laxman, the Indian cricket player recently refused to compare him with former legendary players. As per Laxman it only puts pressure on the young players when someone compares them with legends and no matter what, there always be only one legend, there can’t be a second Kapil Dev or second MS Dhoni.

Another Indian player Hardik Pandya has also been compared with Kapil Dev so many times as Hardik Pandya is a  very good all-rounder and helped the team many times win the matches, just the way Kapil Dev used to. Laxman also said in his statement that there will always be only one Kapil Dev.

The comparison of new players with the legends just put pressure on him. When a young player is compared with an old one for his good performance, he gets pressure to perform the same and even better in the next game which sometimes he fails to do. Things happen in cricket and every time a player can’t perform the same.

There can only be one Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni and Sunil Gavaskar'
There can only be one Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni and Sunil Gavaskar’


Laxman added that it is a very hard job for all-rounder players as they have to both make runs as well as take wickets. Kapil Dev was the best of his times and has helped the team numerous times winning matches.

But time was very different those days, the competition is so high these days. If a player fails to perform in few matches, there is a replacement ready for him. The Player already gets under a lot of pressure.

Talking about Hardik Pandya too, things are not working well for him. Pandya plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and MI has played 5 matches so far.

In those 5 matches, Hardik Pandya hasn’t scored more than 50 runs in all five matches total. He even got a duct out in one of them. After coming back from the injury Pandya is totally out of form.

Laxman added that there are many of the players who try to improve their skills and get the best out of them in both batting and bowling and as a result, it puts a lot of workload on them, and ultimately, they injure themselves. Sooner or later, they face a situation where they can either bowl or bat. Pandya is also batting currently in the IPL, he hasn’t bowled a single over in the tournament.

Do you think VVS Laxman’s statement to not comparing young players with legends right?

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