Tendulkar's appearance helps Kapil, HCA mend fences

Published: 27 October, 2013 02:07 IST | Jasvinder Sidhu |

Former India and Haryana captain Kapil Dev's relationship with the Haryana Cricket Association has been strained for a long time.

But from the looks of it, the two parties seem to have buried their differences with the legendary all-rounder attending Sachin Tendulkar’s last first-class match when Mumbai take on Haryana here in their Ranji Trophy opener today.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

“It is great that Sachin is playing in Haryana before his retirement from Test cricket. After so many years, the HCA has invited me for this match. So, I am going to watch Sachin play in Lahli.” Kapil told Sunday MiD DAY on Saturday.

HCA has invited every member of the 1991 team that won the Ranji Trophy beating Mumbai for today’s match. Kapil was captain of that championship-winning team.

Meanwhile, HCA president Anirudh Chaudhury said: “Sachin playing here is a very big occasion for us. So, we decided to invite all the members of the 1991 Haryana team to be part of this historic occasion.

I have personally invited everyone. A few are coming from different cities while someone like Deepak Sharma will fly in from Australia.”

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