India’s first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev will not be present at the BCCI event which has been organised to commemorate all the captains who lifted the cup previously. Kapil Dev noted that he ‘was not invited to the event.’
Under Kapil Dev’s leadership, India secured its first Cricket World Cup victory in 1983. In a stunning upset at Lord’s, the Indian team bowled out the star-studded West Indies for 140 runs, triumphing in the 60-over format final.
Among other former India captains who were present at the Narendra Modi Stadium were Sourav Ganguly, who was invited in the capacity of a former BCCI president. Inviting past presidents and officials is a BCCI norm.
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