Guwahati: Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev on Sunday likened bowlers to workers and batsmen to officers and said most youngsters are eager to bat instead of bowling.
"Who wants to be a bowler? Everybody wants to be like Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dhoni or Gambhir who are officers," the former Indian captain said.
"Bowlers are majdoors (workers). Who wants to be a worker? Everybody wants to be an officer," he added. He was replying to a question raised by the audience on paucity of fast bowlers in the country during an interaction with students, parents and faculty members of a city-based school.