Indian Cricket Legend Kapil Dev Has No Regrets On 175* In 1983 World Cup Not Getting Recorded, Says Its Etched In My Head
Kapil Dev's knock was never recorded on camera because of a nation-wide strike by sole broadcasters BBC back then.
Manesar: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev, on Thursday, said that he got no regrets on his world record of 175* not being recorded by the BBC (official broadcaster at that time). Kapil, insisted that the innings which came against Zimbabwe in a tough time, is still etched in his mind.
The win in the ’83 World Cup remains one of the greatest sporting achievements in Indian history. Scripting that victory would not have been possible if the then Team India skipper Kapil didn’t come up with an epic knock at the Tunbridge Wells ground against Zimbabwe on June 18, 1983.
You may like to read
But unfortunately for the Indian cricket fans, Kapil’s innings was never recorded on camera because of a nation-wide strike by sole broadcasters BBC back then.
After India were reduced to 9/4 by Zimbabwe, Kapil then played some remarkable cricket to guide his side to a respectable total of 266/8 in 60 overs. India won the game by 31 runs.
“I don’t like to criticise people. People say don’t you feel bad it wasn’t recorded, and I always say ‘no’ because it is recorded in my head,” Dev said at an event organised by telecom operator Airtel to demonstrate some of its 5G-led immersive user experiences at its Network Experience Center in Manesar, Haryana.
At the event, the telecom operator demonstrated an immersive and India’s first 5G-powered hologram of the former India cricketer and recreated the in-stadia experience of the cricketer’s unbeaten innings against Zimbabwe.
Also, the Haryana Hurricane’s signature Natraj shot was shown in such a manner that a person can experience the moment at a 180-degree view.
Asked if that particular innings was his finest performance, the legend refuted by saying that it was, however, an “important” innings.
Inputs from IANS
For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Read more on Latest Cricket News on India.com.