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newscricket2 days ago

We must have scored 100 runs in seven overs against Zimbabwe in 1983 WC, recalls Kapil Dev 

Kapil Dev has claimed that India would have scored a hundred runs in just seven overs in the match against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. The game is widely remembered for Kapil’s unbeaten innings of 175 runs off just 138 balls that sealed the win for India in the group stages.
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newscricket11 days ago

Still not sure why I was removed as captain after beating West Indies in 1978, states Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, who led team India to a famous series win over the mighty West Indies in 1978/79 at home, has claimed that he still has no idea why he was removed as captain despite his side triumphing over the Windies. Gavaskar was replaced as captain for the next series by S Venkataraghavan.
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newscricket15 days ago

Virat Kohli doing well as captain, no pressure to win a World Cup, asserts Kapil Dev

India’s World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev has stated that there is no pressure on the current Indian side to win a World Cup as it is not the only marker of success. Dev further added that 1983 win made a big difference as parents started to understand the importance of sports in daily lives.
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newscricket19 days ago

Piyush Chawla names three Indians in all-time Test XI; no place for Dhoni or Kohli

Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, on Saturday, picked his ‘All time Test XI’ and interestingly only opted for three Indians in his XI - Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag and Kapil Dev. Chawla, who played three Tests himself, picked four Australians in his XI, including Hayden, Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli is the right guy to take Indian team forward, states Ian Botham

Ian Botham has stated that Virat Kohli is the right person to take the Indian team forward, admitting that he takes the game to the opposition while also being a support to the team. The all-rounder also recollected his cricketing days, glorifying the all-rounder quartet of the early 80s.
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newscricket2 months ago

Hardik Pandya nowhere near league of Kapil Dev, states Abdul Razzaq

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq believes that Hardik Pandya has a long way to go as a cricketer and opined that the 26-year-old is nowhere near the likes of Kapil Dev and Imran Khan. Razzaq further heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah and added that the latter is on track for greatness.
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newscricket3 months ago

Not in favour of India playing Pakistan, opines Sreesanth

After Shoaib Akhtar suggested a bilateral series between India and Pakistan, Sreesanth is of the opinion that he is not in favour of the idea, given the relationship between the nations. Besides Sreesanth, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar are the other Indian cricketers who have opposed the idea.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Biopics on Indian cricketers

Has there ever been a bigger love for the Indians than movies and cricket? The perennial escape from reality, the fragmental genius of a few hours makes for a great theatre. But what if the two absolute loves join forces to form their own love story? Biopics are made to be super-hits.
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newscricket3 months ago

Aakash Chopra names his all time Indo-Pak ODI XI; only 5 Indians make the cut

Former cricketer and renowned commentator Aakash Chopra, on Friday, named his all-time India-Pakistan ODI XI, a team which comprised 5 Indians and 6 Pakistan players with Imran Khan as the captain. Earlier, Chopra also named his all-time India-Pakistan Test XI that featured 7 Indian players.
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newscricket3 months ago

India don't need to play Pakistan to raise money, opines Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, on Thursday, voiced his opinion against Shoaib Akhtar’s idea of playing a three-match header with Pakistan to raise money, stating that Indian cricket already has sufficient money. Earlier, Akhtar had suggested for India and Pakistan to play with each other to raise funds for Covid-19.
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