In the contemporary world, every piece of information about cricketers, including their love life, is easily accessible because of social media. But this was not the scenario during Kapil Dev’s era. But the World Cup-winning captain has revealed the interesting story of How he proposed to his wife Romi during a candid chat with Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia.
In her show #NoFilterNeha Season 5, Kapil Dev revealed how he proposed to his wife Romi, and it all happened amusingly. The couple was inside a car when they came across a hoarding that featured the cricketer in an ad. Two of Kapil’s teeth had come out with some butter in the advertise and this is when the then India skipper asked Romi to click the picture of the same.
When she asked the reason behind it, Kapil Dev indirectly proposed to her saying that they will show that picture to their children in the future. This was when Romi asked him if he was proposing to her and the cricketer then replied in the affirmative. This was not all as Kapil Dev even had to convince Romi’s grandfather for their marriage as the latter asked him a lot of questions. However, Romi’s father was absolutely fine with their relationship.
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The couple eventually got married in 1980, three years before India’s memorable World Cup win in England. Kapil Dev had inspired thousands of people in India to take up cricket as a profession. Apart from his batting and bowling contribution, his leadership skills led India to lift the first World Cup trophy.
Meanwhile, the movie on the 1983 World Cup win will soon be available in theatres. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev while Deepak Singh will play the role of Romi.