The former World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev said that he was not invited for the IND vs AUS final in Ahmedabad.
Former India skipper Kapil Dev on claimed that he was not invited to the IND vs AUS World Cup final. The 1983 WC winning captain stated that he wanted to travel for the game with the rest of his teammates but could not attend the World Cup final as he received no invitation from the organizers.
“I wasn’t invited there. They didn’t call me so I did not go. As simple as that. I wanted the whole ’83 team to be there with me but I guess due to the fact that it’s such a big event and people are so busy handling responsibilities, sometimes they forget,” Kapil Dev told ABP News.
Among other former India captains who were present at the Narendra Modi Stadium were Sourav Ganguly, who was invited in the capacity of a former BCCI president. Inviting past presidents and officials is a BCCI norm. The other celebrities who were in attendance for the high-profile game were actors Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Badminton great Prakash Padukone was also seen sitting in the stands.