Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev gets Lifetime Achievement Award in the United Kingdom.
Indian cricket legend, Kapil Dev wins the Lifetime Achievement Award at an award ceremony held in the House of Lords in London. The former World Cup-winning captain was felicitated by the Indo-European Business Forum (IEBF). The forum honoured the cricketer for his contribution to the cricket and for his work in the field of upliftment of the poor and destitute communities in the Khushii society.
In his acceptance speech, Kapil Dev said, “I am very proud to be Indian. Today India is ready to do business with anybody in the world. “I used to hate England because they ruled my country but I am happy they gave us the game of cricket, which they can’t play very well, and the English language, which I can’t speak very well,” he added on a lighter note.”
Considered one of the best bowling all-rounder India has ever produced, Kapil Dev was the man responsible for the first ever World Cup win for India in 1983. Dev led the Indians to a victory in the 1983 World Cup final at Lord’s against the formidable West Indian side.
Till 2000, Kapil Dev held the record for the most number of wickets in Tests – 434 – before former West Indian captain, Courtney Walsh over took him.