The Living legend Kapil Dev is one of the greatest match-winners of the Indian cricket team, under his captaincy team India claim their first World cup in 1983 at Lords, and under his captaincy tenure team India was the dominant force in the international cricket and he was also one of the finest all-rounders to lead the Men In Blues.
The superstar made his debut in the team under the Bishan Singh Bedi and he has also played under captains like Sunil Gavaskar and also S Venkataraghavan and then later he has also lead the Indian cricket team but he has expressed that he used to fear S Venkataraghavan because of his abrasive personality and also because S Venkataraghavan always used to speak in English.
The superstar mentioning that he used to hide from S Venkataraghavan whenever he was near him.
In an interview with former Indian player WV Raman the superstar expressed:
“In England the evening break during a Test match is called a Tea break. Venkataraghavan always used to argue and fought saying why only tea break? It should be tea and coffee break. So he was like that.
“I was very scared of him. Firstly he only used to speak in English and secondly we all know his anger. Even when he was an umpire he used to give not out in a way as if he was scolding the bowler. When I went to England in 79, he was captain, I used to find a place where he can’t see me. We had Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar, so he couldn’t really say much to them. And naturally whenever he saw me, he used to fire up. I used to have breakfast sitting in one corner because I was a heavy eater and he would be like ‘he’s always eating”.
Under S Venkataraghavan team India played seven ODI matches and Five test matches.