Dawood Ibrahim offered to give Indian cricketer expensive cars
In Australia-Asia Cup final, Dawood Ibrahim offered to give every Indian cricketer expensive cars if he could beat Pakistan However, the Indian cricketers did not accept the infamous Dawn’s proposal that day Not only that, Dawood was kicked out of the dressing room by the then India captain Kapil Dev. Dawood offered to give every Indian cricketer a Toyota car if he could win the trophy by defeating Pakistan in the final.
None of the Indian cricketers agreed to Dawood’s offer, Dilip Vengsarkar, a former India captain and one of the members of the Indian team at the time, claimed that a day before the match, Dawood entered the team’s dressing room and said that every player would be given a Toyota car if they beat Pakistan and won the Australia-Asia Cup in Sharjah.
According to Vengsarkar, actor Mehmood introduced Dawood to them as a famous businessman. But when Dawood entered the Indian dressing room, captain Kapil Dev was not in the dressing room. He said, ‘Actor Mehmood was in our dressing room. Kapil Dev was not in the dressing room then Because then Kapil went to the press conference. Actor Mehmood introduced us to Dawood.
He also said, ‘No one recognized him But I saw his pictures. Mahmud introduced us to David as a big businessman. Mehmood said he wanted to announce the award for us. If we can beat Pakistan tomorrow, we will give everyone an expensive car. ‘ Jaywant Lele was the manager of the Indian team at that time
Kapil did not know who this stranger was! “I still remember the incident,” Kapil said Once in Sharjah, a stranger entered our dressing room and wanted to talk to the cricketers. But I immediately told him to get out of the dressing room However, he did not go too far.
The captain, who brought India to the World Cup for the first time, said: “I left the dressing room at my behest. Others later told me that he was the infamous Don David of Bombay. However, India did not win the final match Javed Miandad won the trophy for Pakistan by hitting a six to Chetan Sharma at the end of that thrilling match.