Bulaye nahi hume: Kapil Dev claims BCCI ‘forgot’ to invite him to 2023 World Cup final, netizens say ‘pathetic!’
Australian bowlers stifled India's batting line-up in the World Cup final, with Pat Cummins's decision to field paying off.
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.’
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.
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.
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India scores 240 in 50 overs, Australia to bat
India rode battling half-centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli to post 240 all out in exactly 50 overs against Australia in the final of the World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday.
Pat Cummins's decision to field, primarily to avoid operating with a dewy ball in the night, bemused many but Australian bowlers, aided by some superb fielding, stifled their opposition.
India captain Rohit Sharma had been playing tone-setting knocks in their batting template in the tournament and it was no different in the final despite the early loss of Shubman Gill.
Gill nearly edged the first ball he faced to the slip fielder but the opener did not linger much, pulling Mitchell Starc (3-55) to Adam Zampa at mid-on after making four.
Rohit smashed three sixes in his entertaining 47 but fell just before the end of powerplay.
The opener stepped out against Glenn Maxwell but miscued his shot on the offside. Travis Head ran backwards from cover to take a tumbling catch to get rid of the India captain.
Kohli (54) hit Starc for three boundaries in a row but India slumped to 81-3 in the 11th over when Cummins dismissed Shreyas Iyer caught behind.
Kohli and Rahul (66) then combined in a dour rebuilding job even if it meant going 16.1 overs without a boundary.
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