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Kapil Dev's 175 not out in 1983 World Cup is Sanjiv Mehta's favourite cricket memory

Mehta is a fan of Virat Kohli because of his attitude, passion, skills and confidence.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 09.13 AM IST|Original: Jun 27, 2019, 09.07 AM IST
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On the left is Sanjiv Mehta, and on the right is Kapil Dev.
Sanjiv Mehta is the President, South Asia, HUL and Member of Unilever Leadership Executive. This top boss knows his cricket well and shares his favourites with ET Panache.

Favourite World Cup memory
“There are quite a few great memories, but the one that is etched in my mind is Kapil Dev’s 175 not out at Tunbridge Wells in the 1983 World Cup. I still remember that day vividly as it saved India from defeat. As a family, we were travelling by train from Mumbai to Jammu on our way to Vaishno Devi and at every station, we would run down to the platform to catch a person with a transistor radio to find out Kapil’s score. His innings turned the match on its head, paved the way for India to enter the semi-finals and ultimately win the Cup and made the Indian team start believing in themselves.”

Kapil Dev is seen here with the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup in 1983.

Favourite cricketer from this World Cup
“For his attitude, passion, skills and confidence, it is the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

India's captain Virat Kohli bats during a training session at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Favourite cricket memorabilia
“It is a miniature cricket bat signed by a legend (Rahul Dravid) .”

Predictions for World Cup 2019
“It will really have to be a ‘bad hair day’ to keep India from lifting the Cup.”

Any plans of travelling for the World Cup?
“I haven’t yet firmed up the plan but if India reaches the final, I might be at Lord’s on July 14.”

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