The Influence of Money and Arrogance

Kapil Dev further delved into the impact of money and the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the players' mindset. He pointed out that the influx of money at an early stage in their careers might have contributed to a sense of arrogance, leading them to believe they know everything. 

He expressed concern that the ego and overconfidence might hinder their growth and development.

“Sometimes too much money comes, arrogance comes. These cricketers think they know everything. That's the difference. I would say there are so many cricketers who need help. When Sunil Gavaskar is there, why can't you talk? Where is the ego? There is no ego as such,” said Kapil.

“They feel 'we are good enough'. Maybe they are good enough, but with extra help from somebody who has seen 50 seasons of cricket, he knows things. Listening sometimes can change your thought,” he added.

Gavaskar's Experience with Past and Present Players

Earlier Sunil Gavaskar shared his experiences with the Indian Express, stating that former players like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman frequently sought his advice during their playing days. 

However, he expressed surprise that the current crop of players rarely approached him or other veterans for guidance. He highlighted the presence of two coaches - Rahul Dravid and Vikram Rathore - as a possible reason for players holding back from seeking advice.

“No, no one has come. Dravid, Tendulkar, and Laxman regularly came to me. And they would approach me with a specific problem and you could tell them something which you had observed,” Gavaskar had told.

"I don't have an ego about this, I could go and talk to them but since there are two coaches - Rahul Dravid and Vikram Rathore - so sometimes you hold back since you don't want to confuse them with too much information," he added.