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'Dev'astating gem turns silver

June 18, 2008

Sunil Gavaskar recently described Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe during India's successful 1983 World Cup campaign as the "best one-day innings" ever.

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  • "When you had lost half of your side with less than 20 runs on the board, obviously it was not looking good. But this gentleman [Kapil Dev] went out and played his innings... best innings I had seen in limited overs international,” said Gavaskar.

    Today is the 25th anniversary of that splendid knock.

    Photographs: Getty Images


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