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About Kapil Dev

Named the Indian Cricketer of the Century by Wisden in 2002, Kapil Dev is one of India's most iconic cricketers. He captained the team that won the 1983 World Cup and also served as coach between 1999 and 2000. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.

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  • You scored 175 on a day when your team was trailing at 17 for 5. What was the pressure on you?
  • How should we handle negativity and criticism?
  • What qualities should a leader acquire?
  • With a country like Afghanistan getting more adept at cricket, what can we do as a pioneer cricketing country to help them?
  • What did your 1983 World Cup team have that the 1975 and 1979 Indian sides did not?
  • What kind of a player did you like to bowl to?
  • Do you think young Indian players should play in county cricket to polish their skills?
  • Who inspired you to become an all-rounder?
  • Does India not have a culture of all-rounders?
  • Do you often help current players with suggestions and tips?
  • How does it feel to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame?
  • In your long test career, you encountered many players. Who were some of the most difficult batsmen to bowl at?
  • You took many wickets in India where the pitches are said to be less suitable for pace bowlers. How did you get wickets in those conditions?
  • What were some of your favourite venues you played at outside of India?
  • Which great captains have you played against, or under?
  • What was the turning point of your life?
  • When you started off playing for India in the 1978-1979 season you were far from fluent in English. Did that make you feel awkward?
  • How would you describe yourself as a cricketer?
  • What made you tick as the India captain?
  • Was deciding to retire a painful call?
  • What is your take on Indian cricket in the last 25 years since you retired?
  • Given a chance, would you do anything differently?
  • Have you ever reflected on the contribution you have made?

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