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Kapil Dev weighs in on Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma debate, says split captaincy cannot happen ‘in our culture’
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Kapil Dev weighs in on Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma debate, says split captaincy cannot happen ‘in our culture’

There have been calls to make Rohit Sharma India skipper in the shorter formats after leading Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented fifth title in the Indian Premier League.

Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart
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Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart

It made sense for India, which had been at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement, to lead the way in helping a future multi-racial South Africa emerge from the darkness of apartheid.

IPL 2020: Kapil Dev urges MS Dhoni to play domestic cricket between IPLs to get enough match practice, regain form
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IPL 2020: Kapil Dev urges MS Dhoni to play domestic cricket between IPLs to get enough match practice, regain form

World Cup-winning former India captain Kapil urged CSK skipper Dhoni to play a lot more in the domestic circuit to get his form back.

Feeling very good, says 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev in video week after undergoing angioplasty
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Feeling very good, says 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev in video week after undergoing angioplasty

Kapil Dev, 61, underwent the procedure after suffering a heart attack. He was discharged from the hospital a couple of days later.

Former India skipper Kapil Dev discharged from hospital after successful angioplasty
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Former India skipper Kapil Dev discharged from hospital after successful angioplasty

"Mr Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. He's doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. He'll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr Atul Mathur," the hospital said in a statement.

Former India captain Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty after complaining of chest pain
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Former India captain Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty after complaining of chest pain

The 61-year-old felt uneasy on Thursday following which he was taken to a hospital in New Delhi.

Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: After you, they broke the mould
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Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: After you, they broke the mould

Unlike several fellow cricketers, Anil Kumble, who turns 50 today, is a man with varied interests and a world view. He understands complex issues, he revels in problem solving.

'Sit in the balcony, watch me score a ton,' former India spinner Maninder Singh recalls Sunil Gavaskar's words
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'Sit in the balcony, watch me score a ton,' former India spinner Maninder Singh recalls Sunil Gavaskar's words

Former India left-arm spinner Maninder Singh has said that Sunil Gavaskar's immense concentration was one of his biggest strengths.

Rahul Dravid says Kapil Dev's advice helped him explore options after retirement before taking coaching job
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Rahul Dravid says Kapil Dev's advice helped him explore options after retirement before taking coaching job

Dravid also revealed that he doubted himself as an ODI player when he was dropped from the Indian team in 1998 mainly due to his strike rate.

'Was very scared of him': Kapil Dev reveals why he feared former India skipper S Venkataraghavan
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'Was very scared of him': Kapil Dev reveals why he feared former India skipper S Venkataraghavan

In an interaction with former India opener WV Raman, Kapil Dev revealed that he was scared of Venkataraghavan when he first came into the side in the 1978-79 season.

'37 years and still counting': Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and other cricketers recall India's 1983 World Cup triumph
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'37 years and still counting': Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and other cricketers recall India's 1983 World Cup triumph

Thursday marked the 37th anniversary of India bagging the coveted Cricket World Cup trophy for the first time.

1983 World Cup win quiz: How well do you remember India's tryst with cricketing glory?
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1983 World Cup win quiz: How well do you remember India's tryst with cricketing glory?

Pulling off an upset of enormous proportions, India triumphed to rewrite sporting history in the 1983 World Cup, and on the occasion of its 37th anniversary, we prepared a short yet fun quiz, taking you back to that time.

Of low expectations and high hopes: A then 14-year-old recalls the emotional rollercoaster he went through as India lifted 1983 World Cup
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Of low expectations and high hopes: A then 14-year-old recalls the emotional rollercoaster he went through as India lifted 1983 World Cup

What worked for India? Plenty, actually. Accidentally or by design, the right men for the conditions, an inspirational captain, and the infusion of self-belief once they felled West Indies in their first game. They didn’t necessarily believe even then that they could reach the Promised Land, but they weren’t going to die wondering.

Kapil's Devils' Day of Glory: Read a comic on Team India's historic 1983 Cricket World Cup win
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Kapil's Devils' Day of Glory: Read a comic on Team India's historic 1983 Cricket World Cup win

On 25 June 1983, the Indian cricket team led by captain Kapil Dev faced off against West Indies at Lord's, for the final of the Prudential Cup. That match marked India's first-ever Cricket World Cup win. On its 37th anniversary, sports writer and caricaturist Austin Coutinho looks back on the highlights of India's victory.

On this day: Kapil Dev's India thump mighty West Indies to clinch 1983 Cricket World Cup
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On this day: Kapil Dev's India thump mighty West Indies to clinch 1983 Cricket World Cup

On 25 June, 1983, Indian cricket emerged into a new era when Kapil Dev’s men outplayed a formidable West Indies side led by Clive Lloyd in the final of the Cricket World Cup, 1983 at England’s iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Thought had no scope after being bowled out for 183: Kris Srikkanth on 1983 World Cup final win
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Thought had no scope after being bowled out for 183: Kris Srikkanth on 1983 World Cup final win

Former India batsman Kris Srikkanth said they never thought they had any scope of winning the 1983 World Cup final after being bundled out for a meagre 183 but a pep-talk from skipper Kapil Dev spurred the side to victory.

‘Master of his craft’: Tributes pour in for Rajinder Goel on Twitter after Indian domestic legend passes away aged 77
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‘Master of his craft’: Tributes pour in for Rajinder Goel on Twitter after Indian domestic legend passes away aged 77

Goel, who was unlucky to have played in the era of Bishan Singh Bedi, had 750 first-class wickets from 157 games, representing Haryana and North Zone in domestic cricket.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Cricketers' Association raises Rs 78 lakh to extend financial aid to 57 needy players
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Cricketers' Association raises Rs 78 lakh to extend financial aid to 57 needy players

Boosted by significant contributions, the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) has managed to raise Rs 78 lakh and will provide financial assistance to 57 needy cricketers as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

On This Day: Kapil Dev's sensational unbeaten 175 helps India trump Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup
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On This Day: Kapil Dev's sensational unbeaten 175 helps India trump Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup

Kapil Dev's 175 not out against Zimbabwe was the cornerstone that led to India's surprising World Cup triumph in 1983

Former Supreme Court judge DK Jain to continue as BCCI ombudsman after receiving one-year contract extension
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Former Supreme Court judge DK Jain to continue as BCCI ombudsman after receiving one-year contract extension

Jain still has pending cases to close. He has not yet given his verdict on conflict of interest accusations against Mayank Parikh, a former liaison officer of the Indian cricket team.