Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kapils Knock-25th anniversery


June 18 may not ring a bell but Kapil Dev’s unbeaten 175 surely does! Twenty-five years ago on this same date, the then Indian captain played a stunner that has become the stuff of legend over the years.
Kapil’s masterpiece breathed life into an innings that almost suffered the death-rattle at 17 for five against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in the Prudential World Cup. In a do-or-die match, Kapil’s knock helped India score 266 for eight in 60 overs and eventually defeat Zimbabwe by 31 runs. The victory eased India’s path to the semifinals and the rest is history
Lets salute such a great cricketer for this wonderful moment today!!!....

source-Hindu

13 comments:

comfortably numb said...

thnx for bringing dis bak in memory
stuff of legends,really!!!

gunj said...

hats off to this man!

brocasarea said...

@ comfortably numb...yeah man..unfortunately we dont have video of that knock!!..:(

@ gunj...yeah..:)

Prats said...

Can still remember the euphoria we all went through on hearing this...thanks to no media coverage of the match. Though the final was mind numbing....and nothing has come close after that...
Hats off to Paaji and his men!

debasish.. said...

hey !
Paji rox.. and dats a CLASSIC pix...of him.!

Mariposa said...

Nice fact for me to learn today. :)

Meghna said...

OMG! U r such a cricket fanatic...I didn't even knw that..thanks for the info bro :P

Sahefa said...

thnx for the info man! Heez a hero of the country!

brocasarea said...

@ prats...yeah even my father tells that...:)...

@ debasish...its a real pic of that match!!..[taken by bbc]

brocasarea said...

@ maripose...hope u liked it:)

@ MEGHNA...not a fanatic..just wanted to share it with u people!:)

brocasarea said...

@ sahefa...welcome:)

ceedy said...

Man that was his era...one of the best the game has produced and a true gentleman....cheers

brocasarea said...

@ ceedy...absolutely right!!!!