New Delhi, 26th September 2023 – A video featuring former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev, which had gone viral, showing him being apparently kidnapped and forced into a room by unidentified individuals, raised concerns among fans and fellow cricketers. Gautam Gambhir, the former cricketer and Member of Parliament, had earlier expressed worries about Kapil Dev’s well-being.
In a tweet, Gambhir had posted, “Anyone else received this clip, too? Hope it’s not actually @therealkapildev and that Kapil Paaji is fine!”
However, it has now been clarified that the video was part of a promotional shoot for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) World Cup in India.
Gautam Gambhir, known for his candid social media presence, shared his relief and humour regarding the incident, saying, “Areh @therealkapildev paaji well played! Acting ka World Cup bhi aap hi jeetoge! Ab hamesha yaad rahega ki ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is free on @DisneyPlusHS mobile.”
The revelation that the video was part of a promotional campaign has put to rest concerns about Kapil Dev’s safety, and fans can now look forward to the upcoming ODI World Cup with enthusiasm.