Former India captain Kapil Dev has been formally inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame. A commemorative cap was presented to Kapil by ICC president David Morgan on Tuesday.
“I am proud and happy to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and it's amazing to think that I have been picked as one of the greats of Indian cricket,” said Kapil. “I am delighted to have been named alongside so many great players of the game but for me, when I was growing up, the man I always looked up to was Sunil Gavaskar.”
Morgan lavished praise on Kapil. “He was an all-time great player. He did everything. He batted, bowled and he was a fine fielder,” said Morgan. “I remember the great catch he took to dismiss Viv Richards in the 1983 World Cup final - he was on the run and the ball came over his shoulder, possibly the most difficult of catches,” he added.