Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is known for his calm demeanor on the field even in difficult situations. Whatever the match, whatever the situation, Dhoni always looks calm. He is known as ‘Captain Cool’ due to this nature. Not only India, cricket lovers all over the world call Dhoni as ‘Captain Cool’. However, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has a slightly different opinion. According to him, there is another ‘Captain Cool’ apart from Dhoni. Let’s know about the player…
In fact, Sunil Gavaskar has called Kapil Dev, the captain who led the Indian team to win the World Cup in 1983, as the real ‘Captain Cool’. Talking to the media recently, Gavaskar said that Kapil Dev is a true ‘Captain Cool’. On the strength of his all-round performance, the Indian team won the 1983 World Cup. He said, “In 1983, Kapil had a brilliant performance both with the bat and the ball. Vivian Richards’ catch in the final must never be forgotten. At that time his leadership was dynamic as required. Even when a player dropped a catch or made a fielding error, his smile made him a true captain.”
India started the 1983 World Cup as a weak team. However, India won the World Cup by defeating the defending champions West Indies in the final match. Kapil Dev performed brilliantly in both bat and ball department in the tournament. Also, the catch that dismissed Vivian Richards went down in history.
Gavaskar also jokingly said that the moment India won the 1983 World Cup, it could have been a brilliant advertisement for toothpaste. Because, all the players and staff were constantly smiling. He said, “The moments after the victory are difficult to express in words. It could have been a great advertisement for toothpaste. Because, everyone around us was laughing. It was disturbing to see.”
India won the World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev. After that, after 28 years in 2011, India won the second ODI World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Earlier, Dhoni also captained India to victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Also, India won the Champions Trophy in 2013 under his leadership. (sunil gavaskar on captain cool of team india said not ms dhoni this is the original captain cool)
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