In­dia, the cricket des­ti­na­tion

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In the last 40 years, from Bis­han Bedi to Vi­rat Kohli, it has been a roller­coaster ride for In­dian cricket. A roller­coaster in slow mo­tion, per­haps, with gently curv­ing highs and del­i­cate troughs, with sur­pris­ing fail­ures and un­sur­pris­ing tri­umphs.

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Prime per­form­ers: Kapil Dev and Su­nil Gavaskar with the un­ex­pected bounty, the 1983 Pru­den­tial World Cup. The leg­ends were de­clared ‘In­dian Sportsper­sons of the Cen­tury’ byin its is­sue dated Jan­uary 1, 2000.

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