Local Press Co 5-point Snippet
1. Legendary batsmen Kapil Dev, while speaking at the felicitation ceremony of the parents of successful sportspersons in Pune, compared the retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and ex-cricketer Vinod Kambli.
2. While addressing the parents on the importance of good family background in a sportsman’s career, Dev gave an example of Tendulkar and Kambli saying, “They both started together and were equally talented. Kambli, maybe, was more talented, but his support system, the environment at home and his friends circle, was totally different than what Sachin had.”
3. He added, “We all know what happened later. Sachin went on to play for 24 years and Kambli just disappeared as he failed to lived up to the success he achieved early in his career.”
4. According to the former Indian captain, family’s support helps mould top talents into stars.
5. Kapil Dev, who led India to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1983, also urged the parents to not impose their own passion on their children and do not force them to do something they don’t want to.