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Suresh Narayanan recalls India's 1983 win under Kapil Dev, terms it a 'pivotal moment in history'

The Nestle India MD hopes that Team India will bring home the World Cup this time.

, ET Bureau|
Jul 09, 2019, 08.08 AM IST
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Suresh Narayanan (L) hailed India's World Cup win under the then captain Kapil Dev (R).
Nestle India MD Suresh Narayanan is a fan of cricket. While currently the top boss calls captain Virat Kohli his favourite, he once looked up to 1983 World Cup legend Kapil Dev.

No London plans this time
“I’ve been following the World Cup from India. I watched all the matches that featured Bangladesh. It was amazing to see how these teams played.”

Favourite cricketer from this World Cup
“My favourite without doubt is Virat Kohli — he has grown in maturity as a captain, and with his cricketing genius, there is no better match to watch than one featuring him.”

Favourite World Cup memory
“My lasting memory is of India’s first World Cup win in 1983 under the captaincy of the legendary Kapil Dev against the West Indies. That pivotal moment in history started India’s journey to global cricketing greatness.”

Predictions for World Cup 2019
“India will be the winner — let’s have no doubt on this.”

Favourite cricket memorabilia
“Cricketing legend Erapalli Prasanna gifted me a sweater worn by the Indian Test side in the ’70s.”

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