Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar reveal Dawood Ibrahim visited Indian dressing room in Sharjah

Former India chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar says underworld don Dawood Ibrahim offered to gift each Indian player a Toyota car if they win the Sharjah Cup in 1987.

updated: October 28, 2013 22:32 IST
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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.

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