21 October, 2020

Kapil Dev

If Imran Khan is taking a shot at becoming Pakistan PM then shouldn’t Kapil Dev too think on those lines?

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Kapil Dev
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To be frank, the thought had never occurred to me but Romi (my wife and soulmate) happened to see one of those comedy shows where it was suggested that if Imran Khan is taking a shot at becoming Pakistan PM then shouldn’t Kapil Dev too think on those lines. “If Imran can, then Kapil can too,” Romi said pulling my hair (not my leg this time) affectionately. Well, I thought about it for a while and suddenly the import of what she had said so lightly dawned on me. If I, Kapil Dev, did become India’s PM, then what would be the shape of things to come? Well, during my playing days I was good with both bat and ball so I’m guessing it would be an all-round performance as PM. But is playing politics quite like cricket or is it like managing the BCCI? Romi thinks it’s more like the latter. “The fact that politicians make for wily cricket administrators proves that if you are a shrewd cricket honcho then you make for a good neta.” Now Romi has a way of calling a spade a spade and a roti a...

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