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Kapil Dev claims BCCI ‘forgot’ to invite him to 2023 World Cup final, netizens say ‘pathetic!’


India’s first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev will not be present at the BCCI event which has been organised to commemorate all the captains who lifted the cup previously. Kapil Dev noted that he ‘was not invited to the event.’

“I wasn’t invited. 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,” Dev can be heard saying in a video, which is available on social media.

Under Kapil Dev’s leadership, India secured its first Cricket World Cup victory in 1983. In a stunning upset at Lord’s, the Indian team bowled out the star-studded West Indies for 140 runs, triumphing in the 60-over format final.

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