Two former Indian captains have admitted that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim visited the Indian dressing room in 1987 in Sharjah. While, 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev said a Dubai-based businessman entered the dressing room, Dilip Vengsarkar has said the team was offered Toyota cars if they beat England, Australia and Pakistan in the 4-nation Sharjah Cup series in April 1987.
Vengsarkar said in function that Dawood offered to give a Toyota car each to all Indian players if they win the series. "Dawood had said: 'If you guys win the tournament, I will give all of you a Toyota car each," Vengsarkar said in Jalgaon.
Vengsarkar went on to add that the 'offer' was rejected, "The offer was rejected by the team," Vengsarkar said.