Legends Anju Bobby, Kapil Dev Have Chance Meeting on Flight; Fans Love it
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Celebrated Indian athlete Anju Bobby George on June 19posted an image of her traveling business class with cricket legend Kapil Dev from New Delhi to Bengaluru and captioned it, “1983 and 2003 flying together from Delhi to Bangalore,” leaving fans marveling the two legends of Indian sport.
While Kapil Dev led the India team to its maiden World Cup in 1983 defeating the West Indies at Lord’s, retired long jumper Anju Bobby George made history when she won bronze at the 2003 World Championships in Paris.
With the feat, she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in athletics.
“1983 and 2003 flying together from Delhi to Bangalore. It was a surprise meeting after a few years @therealkapildev,” tweeted Anju.
Anju, who currently holds several leading posts in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme and Khelo India, recently posted images of her sports foundation and wrote, “Our team and our dream place. The (athletics) track is nearing completion.”