Why Kapil Dev Wasn’t at the World Cup Final

Why Kapil Dev Wasn’t at the 2023 Cricket World Cup Final

Kapil Dev Was Not Invited

Kapil Dev, who led India to its first cricket World Cup win, said he was not invited to the 2023 World Cup final. This is surprising because the cricket board, BCCI, planned to invite all past World Cup-winning captains. The final match was between India and Australia.

BCCI Might Have Forgotten

Kapil Dev talked about this on ABP News. He said, “I wasn’t invited. They didn’t call me so I did not go.” He wanted to be there with his 1983 team. But he thinks maybe the people organizing the big event forgot to invite him.

Kapil Dev’s Big Win in 1983

Kapil Dev is very important in Indian cricket. He was the captain when India won the World Cup in 1983. That win was a big deal. His team beat the strong West Indies team.

India’s Challenge in the 2023 Final

In the 2023 final, India had a tough time. Australia chose to bowl first, and India lost two early wickets. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got out quickly. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored half-centuries, but it was not easy. India was at 215 runs for 8 wickets after 45 overs.

Thinking About This

It’s strange that Kapil Dev was not invited. He is a cricket hero in India. His being at the final would have been special. It shows that sometimes big sports events might forget to honor past heroes.

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