Kapil Dev: Jagmohan Dalmiya came on a scooter and finished on top of the world

first_imgFormer Indian cricketer and World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev expressed his grief over BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise. The architect of India’s rise as the game’s financial superpower, passed away in a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday.In an exclusive interview to IndiaToday,  Kapil explained how Dalmiya evolved as one of the greatest sports administrator in the world.”He started as an administrator at a very young age, he used to come on scooter for practice matches, that was his dedication. He worked hard for promoting Bengal cricket. He was one of the finest sports administrator and if I have to pick top 10 sports administrators across the globe, Dalmiya will  be one among them,” said the Haryana allrounder.A businessman known for his marketing acumen, Dalmiya was a key figure in bringing the 1987 World Cup to the sub-continent.He wasn’t a great speaker like other administrators, but he was very good at organising things, he was meticulous with paper work and that made him the finest sports administrator in world, added Kapil.Also read:  Former BCCI chief IS Bindra recalls partnership with Dalmiya Asked on how difficult will it be for BCCI to find a replacement for Dalmiya, Kapil said “It will be difficult to fill his shoes but Dalmiya made the road easy for BCCI, there won’t be much trouble for them to choose a person to carry his legacy.”Watch the exclusive video Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir also expressed his grief over Dalmiya’s demise.advertisement”I think it’s a massive loss to world cricket, he took Indian cricket to its greatest heights. He was a player’s administrator and was like a father figure in Indian cricket,” said Gambhir.  While the sudden situation has created a vacuum at the top, the selection or election of the president may not be the easiest of jobs given that BCCI is in a limbo.last_img read more