Win over Pakistan best memory of 92 WC: Kapil

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Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:27 [IST]
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'Win over Pakistan best memory of 92 WC'

Melbourne, July 31: India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev said his best memories from the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 was India's victory over Pakistan and his coloured uniform.

"India didn't play particularly well but if you ask me I would say my best memory is we beat eventual winner Pakistan in a league match. It's not a positive memory for me, but to say we beat the team which held the trophy makes me feel better," Kapil said during ICC World Cup 2015 launch on Tuesday (July 30).

Kapil appeared as a player and scored 161 runs and took nine wickets as India lost five matches and won two, including a 43-run victory over Pakistan in Sydney.

"The uniforms are my other memory. In the beginning they looked odd. In the cricket world, we were used to playing in whites. Back then, the world was changing, television was changing and you need people to see more colour. So, I think they did a great thing.

"Back then, people were calling it pyjama cricket but I think if you look back, you have to change yourself with the time and I think the administrators did the right thing. Now you look at Cricket World Cup as colourful and that's because of 1992. It represents national pride and everybody has their own colours to identify themselves with and be proud," Kapil said.

India have maintained an unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cup history. The arch rivals will face off again in 2015 on February 15.


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