Cricket, a sport overtly acknowledged as Gentleman’s Game has been in its prime spree these days. Precisely for a nation like India, this sport transpires characters of various personalities. Emphasizing on the layout of how this game gradually emerged as a national obsession we must appreciate few offerings to Indian Cricket.
Back to our glorious history where the veteran, Kapil Dev helped an ‘underdog’ Indian outfit beat the mighty West Indies side to lift the 1983 Cricket World Cup, somewhere brought forth the watershed moment for the sport in India. With regard to this finest all-rounder, the era of cricketing crossroads soon has emerged to be the fascination of all compatriots. The reasons being are the three major heads of Indian cricket- Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and MS Dhoni. These are the revolutionary ones who refurbished the face of Indian cricket.
Speaking to International Business Times during the Golf Championship in Bengaluru, Kapil said, “All three are a different kind of cricketers. They brought a new generation of people to the ground. That was very important. Sachin was instrumental, playing for 24 years and inspiring so many people to take up the game. Virender Sehwag changed the style of modern-day cricket.
Considering Kapil’s standpoint on the same, these three not only bring an overhaul to this sport but also escorted a new generation of people to the ground. Sachin Tendulkar being the instrumental entity of Indian Cricket inspired the entire world to take up the game. This greatest ever batsman with 100 international hundreds commands a peerless fanbase. This is what somehow leads every father to push their children in his footsteps.
Here comes Sehwag who hardly care about records and personal limelight, took the game to the opposition every time he played. However, his off-center approach towards the game is something the current Indian team has adopted with great success.
Last but not the least MS Dhoni, revamping the big city upliftment, the prerequisite of breaking into the national team introduced himself as India’s most successful captain. With approximately all kind of ICC trophies, he has guaranteed his name as a legendary Indian skipper. Therefore every small town Indian today can afford to dream of becoming like Dhoni.
Kapil Dev with this above viewpoint ushers the entire nation to acknowledge the ascending of Indian cricket nowadays. However, this appreciative stance of a veteran sensation Kapil Dev towards these three legends displayed a brighter side of our nation. Known as the ‘Haryana Hurricane’ during his heydays, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs. The all-rounder scored 5248 and 3783 runs, respectively, besides taking the then-record number of wickets. He retired as the most successful Test bowler at that time with 434 wickets. He also took 253 ODI wickets.