KAPIL DEV

  • Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev joins the Twitter bandwagon 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kapil Dev, India's first World Cup-winning captain, has chosen Twitter for his debut in the digital world. His official Twitter account is @therealkapildev. The legendary cricketer, who is the best allrounder India ever produced, began his Twitter journey by saying, "Ab main finally Twitter par hoon. Yahan khoob saari baatein karengay...
  • Dhoni's brave captaincy key to India success in World Cup: Kapil Dev March 20, 2015

    Lauding Mahendra Singh Dhoni's brave leadership, cricket legend Kapil Dev feels it is the Indian captain's confidence in his players' ability that makes them believe they can retain the World Cup. India, who are undefeated in the tournament so far have won 11 straight games over two editions of the 50-over...
  • World Cup: Kapil's Devils of 1983 and Dhoni's Dabanggs of 2011 March 17, 2015

    When Kapil Dev led his team out at the 1983 World Cup in England, satellite television wasn't even a figment of the imagination in India. The Berlin Wall continued to stand between the Germanys, few outside of the Germanys had heard of Boris Becker, Michael Jackson was yet to burst...
  • Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge February 25, 2015

    One of the few persons to have witnessed Kapil Dev's historic 175* against Zimbabwe was the celebrated journalist Ashis Ray. He was in India and CNN-IBN's Cricket Editor, Sanjeeb Mukherjea caught up with him to talk about his book "Cricket World Cup - The Indian Challenge" and his documentary on...
  • World Cup: Top-order batsmen need to fire against Proteas, says Kapil Dev February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn. India have been bogged down by losing wickets in a cluster as they lost...
  • World Cup 2015: Former Indian cricketers laud Team India after win against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Crediting India's emphatic win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's mature captaincy, cricket legend Kapil Dev on Sunday said the Indian skipper used his experience really well and was spot on with field placements. "This Pakistan team lacks maturity but we seem to have...
  • Cricket commentary for India vs Pakistan match with Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid was an honour: Amitabh Bachchan February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt honoured Sunday to do commentary for the India-Pakistan match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with cricket legends like Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid. Big B did commentary as part of an integration between broadcaster Star Sports and the makers of his latest film "Shamitabh", which...
  • Why you can't write off India's World Cup defence February 9, 2015

    Honestly, did anybody think India will win the World Cup in 1983? Fans as well as past and present players will not shy away from saying an unbiased 'no'. From 17 for 5 against Zimbabwe, nobody thought India would even reach the knockouts, especially after Zimbabweans had given Australia the...
  • World Cup Flashback: When Kapil's Devils turned world beaters in 1983 February 5, 2015

    Beginning as rank underdogs, "Kapil's devils" left the cricketing pundits shaking their heads in disbelief by lifting the trophy in the 1983 World Cup, that saw the end of the West Indies' uninterrupted reign and produced delightful upsets as the number of matches almost doubled. The June 9-25 tournament, staged by...
  • Excited about Indo-Pak World Cup match commentary: Amitabh Bachchan February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India-Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Bachchan, 72, who will be joining seasoned commentators Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev for the highly-awaited February 15 match,...
  • Don't mind Virat Kohli blowing flying kisses, says Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that he is fine with Virat Kohli's antics as long as he is performing on the field. "If Virat Kohli scores a century and then blows a flying kiss towards his girlfriend, I have no problems. Rather I have problem if a player...
  • India lack experience but have fighting spirit: Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Monday said that though the country's World Cup squad lacks experience, they can fill the void through their energy and commitment. Indian selectors excluded veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Gautam Gambhir from the squad that will defend...
  • Introducing Amitabh Bachchan, the commentator for India vs Pakistan World Cup clash February 2, 2015

    An India vs Pakistan match is never short of drama and to add to that intensity for the World Cup encounter at The Gabba on February 15 will be India's most iconic film personality - Amitabh Bachchan. According to a report in the The Asian Age, Amitabh will join India's 1983...
  • Kapil Dev hails Dhoni's retirement timing January 13, 2015

    Saluting his decision to retire from Test cricket, former India captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given everybody, including the chair-greedy administrators, a food for thought with his bold step. "You could have easily played 100 Tests. We could not do it what you have done by...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • My name is Manoj Kumar, in case you don't know: Arjuna Awardee slams Kapil Dev November 26, 2014

    Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist and now an Arjuna awardee, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday didn't miss the opportunity to let former India cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who also headed the selection panel for this year's Arjuna Awards, know his credentials. After his name was allegedly deleted from the initial...
  • Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning Srinivasan 'fabricated' November 20, 2014

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report. Gavaskar was quoted by India Today Group as having said in Melbourne that Srinivasan needs to explain why he didn't act...
  • Sachin Tendulkar was disappointed with Kapil Dev as India coach November 6, 2014

    One of the finest Indian allrounders of all time, Kapil Dev was a "disappointment" when it came to coaching, reveals batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in his just-released autobiography 'Playing It My Way'. Tendulkar has claimed that he was left disappointed by Kapil during one of the Australia tours since the coach...
  • Goa Cricket Association wants tax probe into Kapil Dev's lights firm October 28, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa Cricket Association has asked the state government's finance ministry to probe iconic cricketer Kapil Dev's firm Dev Musco Lighting for inflated costs and other alleged improprieties in the process of installing floodlights at the association's academy. Speaking to reporters after the GCA managing committee meeting last week, the...
  • Kapil Dev wins Lifetime Achievement award in UK September 25, 2014

    London: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords here. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum (IBEF), was presented to the former India World Cup-winning captain on Wednesday evening for his contribution to the sport and...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cupwinning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Devled Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • No Khel Ratna to be awarded for the year 2014 August 12, 2014

    The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. ...
  • No athlete for Khel Ratna in 2014, 15 recommended for Arjuna Award August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. Athletes Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia, Somdev Devvarman, Jeev Milkha Singh, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajariya were shortlisted for the...
  • Excess cricket behind injuries to fast bowlers: Kapil Dev August 7, 2014

    Manchester: India's former legendary allrounder and captain Kapil Dev, now a television commentator, believes India's current quick bowlers are frequently getting injured because of an excess of cricket. "I used to play only five months of cricket in a year, they play 10 months of cricket a year these days," he...