24 July, 2021

'A Man Of Few Words, But Full Of Action'

'Kapil took up challenges with the ball or the bat and stood ahead of the rest.'

'A Man Of Few Words, But Full Of Action'
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Kapil deserves this honour. I have seen him grow, from a National Camp young pace bowler in 1974 to the day he played his first Test for India against Pakistan in 1979 and as captain of the Indian team which won the World Cup in 1983. His dedication to the game and his eagerness to face challenges has struck me most. The worst pitches and most trying times have brought out the best in me. This is true with Kapil who was a positive cricketer and took up challenges with the ball or the bat and stood ahead of the rest.

I kept wickets for Kapil from the time he played his debut Test against Pakistan and would like to say without hesitation that he was the best outswing bowler I have ever seen. He was an outstanding all-rounder and athletic on the field. Between Kapil and me, we have accounted for 53 batsmen in Tests. On the field, he was a man of few words but full of action. He used to say a few words only when we had to get a batsman out.

I do not want to make any comparison between men who have led the Indian team, but in Kapil we appreciated his positive approach....



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