The former Indian skipper, Kapil Dev recommended BCCI to buy a private aircraft for the Indian team to minimize the exhaustion of Indian players because of chaotic playing schedules.
“Now that BCCI is making good money, it should have its own plane. It will save a lot of time and make life easier for Team India. The board can afford it. They should have done it five years ago,” Kapil was quoted to the Times of India.
Kapil told to TOI, “I would also love to see some cricketers buying their own aircrafts in the days to come. In the US, top golfers have their own planes. I don’t see any reason why our players can’t buy it as it will save them a lot of time. I also believe that if BCCI owns planes, the players will get enough rest between matches. I am sure BCCI can also afford the parking charges,”
Further Kapil said that buying an Aircraft would also create 15-20 jobs if BCCI thinks to buy this.Amusingly, this is not the first occasion that Kapil Dev has suggested BCCI to buy an airplane. Kapil also made alike recommendation 3 years ago and constantly he told them to set up their own guest houses in metro cities to accommodate the cricketers instead of reimbursing huge hotel bills.
The main motto of Kapil Dev for suggesting this is to relieve the strain from long-duration journeys that cannot be scheduled according to the ease of the team. Kapil also said that Indian players should be allowed to take part in different T20 league across the world and not just the IPL.
On Virat Kohli, Kapil said that after seeing Sachin Tendulkar 100th century, I thought no one can break this record. But the way Kohli is batting I want be surprised to see him get closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s record in next 2-3 years. Kapil said that Virat achievent is special because it just came in 186 innings while Ricky Ponting took 365 innings to achieve the record of 30 hundreds in ODIs