Salaam Cricket 2019: Kapil Dev greatest Indian cricketer ever, says Sunil Gavaskar

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:23 IST Sunil Gavaskar speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019. (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar said Kapil Dev was the first real athlete in Indian cricketGavaskar picked 1983’s World Cup winning moment as his favouriteShane Warne said his most memorable moment was 1999 World CupSunil Gavaskar said Kapil Dev was the greatest Indian cricketer ever because he could change matches with bat and ball. Kapil Dev was captain when India lifted the World Cup in 1983 at Lord’s and Gavaskar continues to be great friends with the legendary all-rounder.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019, Sunil Gavaskar said Kapil Dev was the first real athlete in Indian cricket – Kapil, as is well known, is an avid golfer.Kapil was the first real athlete in Indian cricket. He plays good squash, snooker and golf. He is the first athlete who would have been good at any field. From there, the Indian team also started to look at all-rounders.Kapil changed the whole outlook. That is the reason I call him the greatest Indian cricketer ever. He could change matches India with bat or ball, Gavaskar said at Salaam Cricket 2019.Shane Warne said Kapil Dev would have earned a lot of money had he been playing the Indian Premier League.Sunil Gavaskar and Shane Warne began Salaam Cricket 2019 with some rivetting tales from their playing days. Before the session, Gavaskar and Warne picked their favourite moments at Lord’s.While Gavaskar picked 1983’s World Cup winning moment as his favourite, Shane Warne said his most memorable moment was in 1999 when Australia won their 2nd World Cup, also at Lord’s.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow Kapil Dev Salaam Cricket 2019: Kapil Dev greatest Indian cricketer ever, says Sunil GavaskarSalaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar said Kapil Dev was the first real athlete India produced. Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019. Gavaskar heaped praises on Kapil Dev who won India the 1983 World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more