Kapil Dev made a statement on pressure and deperession being American words but fans were left angered as they felt that the former cricketer was rather mocking mental health.
Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and in the process became the first Indian captain to win the Cricket World Cup
He admitted that he never understood words like pressure and depression, opined that if players feel there is a pressure in playing IPL, then they should rather opt out.
He then added that even students of class 10 and 12 now-a-days feel the "pressure", which again, he admitted that he never found logic in it.
"I hear a lot of times on TV that there's a lot of pressure on players to play in the IPL. Then I only say one thing, don't play. If a player has passion, there will be no pressure."
"I can't understand these American terms, like depression. I'm a farmer and we play because we enjoy the game, and there can't be any pressure while enjoying the game," Kapil said.
One twitter user commented 'Nothing just an old guy making fun of mental health' while another said "Classic gaslighting from Kapil Dev here."