Kapil Dev made his international debut under the captaincy of Bishan Singh Bedi. After this, he played a few hundred matches and then took Team India to a point in the world of cricket. In such a situation, Kapil Dev has disclosed about the Indian player who feared him the most. The name of that player is Srinivas Venkataraghavan.
In a recent interview with coach WV Raman, the 1983 World Cup winning captain revealed that he used to find places to hide from him whenever he was around Venkataraghavan.
Kapil said, “In England, evening break during a Test match is called tea break. Venkataraghavan always argued and said why only tea? It must be a break for tea and coffee.
“I was very afraid of him. At first he used to speak only in English and secondly we all knew his anger. Even when he was an umpire, he did not give out in a way, as if he was scolding the bowler. When I went to England in ’79, he was the captain, I used to find a place where he could not find me. “
“We had Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar, so he couldn’t really say much to them. And naturally whenever he saw me he would blaze. I would sit in a corner and have breakfast because I was a heavy Was a eater and he used to say that it always eats.
Kapil Dev, one of the best all-rounders in the country, who has played with many captains during his career, including Sunil Gavaskar. Venkataraghavan, a member of the famous spin quartet who played for India in the 60s and ’70s, played 57 matches and took 156 wickets before retiring in 1983.