Kapil Dev named Indian Cricketer of the Century

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


All-rounder Kapil Dev was named as the Wisden Indian
Cricketer of the Century at an awards dinner in London
on Tuesday. The former leading wicket-taker in Test
cricket got the nod over fellow contenders Sachin
Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar.

The event was televised exclusively on ZEE TV last night
and included the finest stars of the cricketing world.
Many visitors to ZEE UK have been enquiring about a
repeat of the show, please rest assure that the event
will be repeated again on ZEE TV soon.

Other winners:

Greatest batting performance: VVS Laxman, 281 v
Australia, Calcutta 2001

Greatest bowling performance: Bhagwat Chandrasekhar,
6-38 v England, The Oval, 1971

Indian team of the century: 1985 World Championship

Side Spirit of Cricket: Gundappa Vishwanath

Special Achievement Award: Mushtaq Ali