Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday criticized the organizers of the ICC World Cup final match held in Ahmedabad for their failure to invite former India captain Kapil Dev to the event. This comes after Kapil Dev confirmed that he did not receive an invite for the World Cup final between India and Australia in Ahmedabad. Kapil, who led India to its first ODI World Cup title in 1983, expressed his desire to attend the game along with the rest of his teammates, but was not invited.
Ramesh expressed his dissatisfaction on social media, saying, “It is absolutely unacceptable and extremely despicable that Kapil Dev was not invited by the cricket establishment for the World Cup final in Ahmedabad. Like Bedi, Kapil Dev also has his own feelings.” He is known for his outspokenness, and he came out openly in support of the agitating women wrestlers a few months ago.”
“I was not invited there. They didn’t call me so I didn’t go. as simple as that. I wanted the entire team of ’83 to be there with me, but I think it’s such a big event and people are so busy handling responsibilities that sometimes they forget,” Kapil Dev told ABP News. .
Another former India captain Sourav Ganguly was present at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Badminton legend Prakash Padukone and Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the ICC World Cup cricket final between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the last hour of the match. The Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Richard Marles, was also present. Modi watched the game along with Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Modi and Markles arrived separately at the Ahmedabad airport to watch the much-awaited final.
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Australia wins sixth World Cup trophy
Australia achieved its unique position in the ODI World Cup by claiming its sixth trophy in the final against India. Despite India’s underwhelming performance throughout the tournament, Australia’s careful planning and execution led them to victory as they chased down the target of 241 runs in just 43 overs. Travis Head’s excellent inning of 137 runs in 120 balls played an important role in Australia’s victory. Before the final, Australia captain Pat Cummins had expressed satisfaction at silencing the large crowd and the team fulfilled its promise. After early defeats in their first two matches, Australia made a spectacular comeback winning their next nine games, including the deciding final at the Narendra Modi Stadium.