65th birthday of the Colonel. I don't why, my top most memory of the man doesn't entail international cricket. It is the Ranji Trophy final of 1991 - the closest one ever in the history of the tournament. Bombay lost out by just 2 runs to Kapil's Haryana.
Being an unabashed Kapil stan, I was naturally euphoric. But I have never been able to forget that image of a man, almost at the end of a legendary career, batting on one leg, almost at the coast but then the boat sinks. Playing with a runner, he is helpless
but to watch the last wicket fall to a run out. And he crumples down to the ground, in tears, almost inconsolable. I wish this was not my top of mind memory of him. But even 30 years later, when someone says Dilip Vengsarkar, this is the image that flashes to
my mind. Happy Birthday DV. Thank you for all the memories

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