Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian team, created history by playing a match-winning inning of 175 runs in 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the 1983 ICC World Cup. Kapil had hit 16 fours and 6 sixes in this explosive innings. Then India lost their 5 wickets for just 17 runs, but thanks to this innings of the legendary all-rounder, India won the match by 31 runs. Team India did not stop here, they also took the title of this World Cup and won the title of this ICC tournament for the first time.
Kapil Dev’s innings could not be broadcast, as the only broadcaster at that time was the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) telecasting a single match and four matches that day (India vs Zimbabwe, Australia vs West Indies, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka and England vs Pakistan). ) were being played, but the BBC covered the match between England and Pakistan, due to which the match between India and Zimbabwe could not be telecast. Also, Kapil’s historic innings could not be recorded on the camera. It is said that the strike by the BBC was also the main reason for Kapil’s innings not being recorded on the camera. If the BBC wanted, it could have recorded his innings.
Talking to DNAIndia.com, Kapil said, “I have no regrets about this. That innings could not be recorded in the camera. You all have given so much love and this is the picture that is being made (1983). I don’t take it that way. You all have given so much love. It doesn’t matter if it is not recorded.