VIDEO: Kapil Dev rings bell at Eden Gardens ahead of Kolkata Test

Written by: IANS
Subscribe to Oneindia News

Kolkata, Sep 30: India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev rung the bell just before the Indian and New Zealand teams walked out for the national anthem on the opening day of the second Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday (Sep 30).

Match scorecard; Photo Gallery; Day 1 Report

Accompanied by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, Dev completed the much sought-after ritual in front of a motley crowd.

Kolkata Test: Kapil Dev rings bell at Eden Gardens

Looking dapper in a suit, the 1983 hero wore a wry smile on his face as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was seen witnessing the event keenly from the players' dressing room.

The ringing of the five-minute bell, introduced at Lord's, is a ritual started in 2007. An international cricketer or administrator or a well-known enthusiast of the sport is tasked to perform the act.


Please Wait while comments are loading...