Gautam Gambhir’s put up that includes Kapil Dev’s participation in the advert for ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 has created buzz.
A current video that includes India’s legendary World Cup-winning captain, Kapil Dev, being handcuffed and led right into a room by two unidentified males brought about fairly a stir on social media. Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, together with many netizens, expressed issues about Kapil Dev’s well-being. Questions arose concerning the video’s authenticity, with speculations about whether or not it was a real incident or an elaborate promoting stunt. However, Gambhir took to the social media platform X (previously Twitter) to shed mild on the context behind the viral video.
Gambhir had posted on X, “Anyone else received this clip, too? Hope it’s not actually @therealkapildev and that Kapil Paaji is fine!”
Anyone else obtained this clip, too? Hopepil Paaji is ok! pic.twitter.com/KsIV33Dbmp
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 25, 2023
It has since been clarified that the video was a part of a promotional shoot for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India. With this revelation, Gambhir playfully acknowledged Kapil Dev’s performing expertise, saying, “Areh @therealkapildev paaji well played! Acting ka World Cup bhi aap hi jeetoge! Ab hamesha yaad rahega ki ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is free on @DisneyPlusHS mobile.”
Kapil Dev’s illustrious worldwide profession started in October 1978 towards Pakistan. He participated in 131 Test matches, amassing 5,248 runs and claiming 438 wickets. In One-Day Internationals (ODIs), the all-rounder represented India in 225 video games, securing 253 wickets and scoring 3,783 runs. Kapil Dev’s iconic century, a memorable 175-run innings towards Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup, grew to become etched in cricketing historical past. It was in that very same match that Kapil Dev’s heroics led India to their maiden World Cup triumph, defeating the formidable West Indies in the closing.
Recognized for his contributions to the sport, Kapil Dev is a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. He bid farewell to his taking part in profession in 1994, leaving an indelible mark on Indian cricket.