One of the sports channels was showing a half hour special on the 1983 triumph. I was enlightening Tejaswini, my seven and a half year old daughter, on that day in London when India won the World Cup. On the telly that moment was Kapil Dev running backwards to take that Viv Richards catch. I told Teju this was the turning point of the game.
"Is this man still there?" she asked. "Yes of course," I said. "He is the only Indian captain to have won the World Cup. And now, when the World Cup is to be played in India, everyone is hoping we will win it again. After 28 years," I explained.
But her "Is this man still there?" stuck in my mind. (See Pics:1983 - Beginning of a new era)