Thursday, Aug 11, 2022
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The Secret Diary Of 1983 Cricket World Cup-Winning Captain Kapil Dev!

As 83 opens to the public on Friday, Kapil Dev will grab the spotlight as much as the Bollywood hero, Ranveer Singh. Scripted in 2012, here's an imaginary story of what Kapil could have been apart from playing and talking cricket.

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 Prime Minister 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?

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