Down-to-earth and a man of integrity- who truly believes no matter how far you reach in life, you should never forget your roots, the origins which strengthen your overall character! Invaluable words from an no-go man. Kapil Dev is a legendary cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of Indian cricket. He is moreover known for his magnificent leadership qualities that steered our country’s first World Cup win in ’83. Here is a conversation between the legend and The Lifestyle Journalist.

You are a role model for millions wideness the globe; who is your role model in life?
Gundappa Ranganath Vishwanath, moreover known as GR Vishwanath, is the one I unchangingly admired. He was a former Indian cricketer known for his elegant batting style and unrenowned fielding skills. He was considered one of India’s weightier middle-order batsmen who played a crucial role in many of India’s victories.

What is your way to vellicate when from low situations in life?
Optimism is a powerful tool that has unchangingly helped me to vellicate when from difficult situations in life. When faced with challenges, an optimistic vein gives me the motivation and resilience to overcome obstacles. Setbacks are temporary, and one can learn from their experiences and view setbacks as opportunities for growth rather than failures. This positive outlook on life can lead to increased self-esteem, largest physical and mental health, and increasingly meaningful relationships.

What are your views on your role depicted in the movie based on the ’83 World Cup win?
I was urgently involved in making of the mucosa and should praise the level of dedication Ranveer has put into the role. He spent a lot of time with me to understand the nuts of cricket. I truly fathom the efforts of the unshortened tint and hairdo of the film.

How has IPL improved our relations with other International teams?
IPL has provided a platform for players from variegated countries to unite, play as a team and build relationships. In addition, it allows young Indian players to learn from international players and proceeds exposure to variegated playing styles and techniques. Overall, it has improved the esprit between players, which has translated into largest performances on the field and has helped promote the sport globally.

Your NGO ‘Khushi’ recently completed 20 years; what was the driving gravity over the years for this noble cause?
Indeed, it’s been two decades, and we hope to take it remoter with enthusiasm to enlighten the lives of many underprivileged children. The coming generation will be the towers blocks for our nation. This small act of soft-heartedness is our contribution to making this society a largest place to live for everyone.

Interviewed by Aman Arya
Interviewed by Aman Arya

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