Former captain Sunil Gavaskar wants the Indian team to win the ongoing 2nd Test against South Africa as a birthday present for 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev.
Rain washed out the first session on the fourth day of the second test (Reuters Photo)
- There are many admirers of Kapil Dev in this team: Sunil Gavaskar
- Gavaskar feels that India can win the 2nd test as a gift to Kapil on his birthday
- Rain washed out the first session on the fourth day of the second test
Batting icon Sunil Gavaskar described Kapil Dev as India’s greatest cricketer and hopes the Indian team can win the Johannesburg Test as a gift to the legendary captain on his birthday. It is noteworthy that Kapil Dev turned 63 on Thursday as the second test in Johannesburg is evenly headed towards the rain-stricken fourth and what looks set to be the final day.
“And the way I look at it is, I mean, if the weather allows it, tomorrow is, in my opinion, the birthday of India’s greatest cricketer – Kapil Dev. So I think it’s going to be a wonderful gift for Kapil. “From this Indian team. There are a lot of fans of Kapil Dev on this team. So from this team to Kapil Dev, it’s going to be a great gift,” Gavaskar told Sports Broadcasting.
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“India has never won a series here. In fact, India has won very few test matches here. The last time India came here in 2018, they won the one-day series, but they lost the test series 2-1. So this is going to be huge for India,” he added.
Meanwhile, the rain washed out of the first session on the fourth day of the second test between South Africa and India as the hosts needed 122 races to win. Rain overnight continued until Thursday morning with windy conditions. The tires were on the wicket when light drizzle fell at the scheduled start of the day’s game at. 10 local time.
If the game resumes, South Africa will be 118-2 as they chase a winning goal of 240 to square the series after losing the first Test in Pretoria last week. Captain Dean Elgar (46 races) and Rassie van der Dussen (11) are not out batsmen.
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