Srinagar, December 27: Former India skipper and World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has said that Himachal Pradesh’s surprise Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament win is similar to India’s 1983 World Cup win.
“In 1983, no one gave us a chance. We still did it. Similarly, Himachal Pradesh winning the domestic one-day competition can be compared to India’s 1983 win. I am so happy to hear this,” Kapil Dev ws quoted by Indian Ahead as saying.
Himachal beat Tamil Nadu in final on Sunday with the help of Shubham Arora’s knock
“I am also happy because Himachal doesn’t have that many grounds, yet they can produce a result as big as this one. This win is going to help the state go a long way,” he was further quoted as saying.
Kapil Dev added that, “I would like to compliment Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal for creating a cricket hub with so many limitations. And beating big teams in the competition to reach the final and doing well against a strong Tamil Nadu side speaks volumes about the team”.