Kapil Dev is considered one of the most revered gamers in the historical past of the recreation. He took over the reins of a struggling Indian aspect and remodeled them into world-beaters. Kapil led India to their first-ever World Cup title in 1983. He is continually labelled as the biggest all-rounder in the recreation. He talked about different nice all-rounders like Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan on WV Raman’s Inside Out podcast.
Kapil lauded Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran and referred to as him the hardest working player he has seen. However, he stopped in need of naming him as the best athlete.
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“Wouldn’t say Imran Khan was the best athlete or the most natural, but he was the most hardworking player we’ve seen. When he started out, he looked like an ordinary bowler, but then he became a very hardworking fast bowler and he learned by himself. And then he worked on his batting as well,” Kapil said.
Kapil performed a pivotal function in the run to the championship with a match-winning knock in opposition to Zimbabwe and an excellent catch to dismiss Viv Richards in the remaining. He scored 303 runs and took 12 wickets for India in the 1983 World Cup. Talking about comparisons with the three nice former all-rounders, Kapil reckoned that although he could not have been the biggest amongst the lot, the former India captain undoubtedly believes he was a greater athlete than Botham, Richard, and Imran mixed.
“I wouldn’t say I was the greatest, but I was a better athlete than all three put together. The best bowling was Richard Hadlee’s – he was like a computer among the four of us,” he said.