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Like Dalmiya, Kohli is also our hero: Kapil

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Kolkata : India’s first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev on Tuesday compared current captain Virat Kohli with the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, terming them heroes on and off the field.

“We look up to you (Kohli), you are our hero, much like Dalmiya (was off the field). You can change things and you have done this in terms of fitness which we all are proud of today. “Every captain comes out with something new and you have taken the fitness level to a new level. We, as cricketers, can say ‘keep up the good work’. You have the ability to believe in yourself, you can achieve the ultimate,” the legendary all-rounder said.

Dev delivered lecture in the inaugural Dalmiya Annual Conclave. Former skipper Azharuddin said the Indian cricket team’s real test will be the two months long upcoming tour of South Africa.