Kapil licked Australia with a swollen leg, rolled even after the whole team stopped

Today is the birthday of Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian cricket team. The India team won the ODI World Cup for the first time in the year 1982 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Apart from this, Kapil Dev has many great records to his name. Apart from 74 ODIs, Kapil Dev captained the Indian team in 34 Test matches. At the same time, Kapil Dev showed such a spirit on the field in the year 1980-81 which example is given till date. Actually, this story related to Kapil Dev is from the Australian tour of the year 1980-81.

In the first test match of this series, the Indian team had to face a humiliating defeat by one innings. While the second test match was a draw. This story related to Kapil Dev is during the third test match. Gundappa Vishwanath scored a century in the first innings for India, but the Kangaroo team took the lead on the basis of some good batting. The Indian team scored 324 runs in the second innings. At the same time, on the fifth day of this match, Australia needed 143 runs to win, but there was bad news for the Indian team. Actually, Kapil Dev had swollen feet, so he didn’t bowl on the fourth day.

Because of the swelling in Kapil Dev’s feet, someone was refusing to bowl with this veteran, but where was Kapil Dev going to agree? Meanwhile, the team doctor was also called, so that Kapil Dev could be persuaded somehow, but Kapil Dev ignored everyone’s words. Kapil Dev pitched brilliantly in the second inning. He dismissed Alan Frontera, who scored a century in the first innings. Kapil Dev took 5 wickets for 28 runs in 16.4 overs in this innings. Faced with this deadly bowling by Kapil Dev, the Australian team was reduced to just 83 runs. In this way India won the match by 59 runs.

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