Kapil Dev said he is worried about the form of Indian openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who have had a lean patch in the last two years.
"If someone of the calibre of Sehwag and Gambhir don't score runs, it is worrying. I can't say it is not worrying," said Kapil.
"The players who make such big reputations, if they want to keep that reputation they have to get runs regularly otherwise it is a worry for everybody. It is a bigger worry for them than for anyone else."
Sehwag in the last two years has scored only one century and has averaged 37.26, which is way below than his career average of 50.64 in Tests. Gambhir, in the same period, has an average of 30.31, when his career average rakes way high at 44.35, and has gone without any centuries in the longest format of the game.
When asked about cricketing maestro Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, Kapil replied: "He recently gave such a nice interview to a TV news channel. You can get all the details in that. What is the point of me saying anything? A big player like him should be left alone. What must be noted is how much he has done for the country."