In cricket, few moments stand out as iconic as those that occur in the Cricket World Cup. Over the years, this tournament has witnessed extraordinary performances etched into cricket history. One such moment was Kapil Dev‘s legendary 175 not out against Zimbabwe in the ODI World Cup 1983.

Fast forward to the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 in India, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell played an innings of great significance against Afghanistan. The Kew-born cricketer smashed 201 runs in just 128 balls, making it the first double-century while chasing in the ODI format of the game.

Following Maxwell’s heroics on Tuesday, Indian politician Shashi Tharoor eloquently articulated the parallels between the notable historic World Cup knocks of Kapil and Maxwell, highlighting the enduring magic of the sport.

The Classic Kapil Dev Knock in ODI World Cup 1983

The 1983 World Cup holds a special place in the hearts of Indian cricket fans. Kapil, leading an underdog Indian side, faced a perilous situation when India were reduced to 17/5 against Zimbabwe. The scenario seemed bleak, but the right-handed batter, with steely determination, stepped up to the occasion. He played a blistering innings of 175, not out off just 138 balls, rescuing India and propelling them to victory. It was an innings that showcased the Chandigarh-born cricketer’s brilliant stroke play and a level of grit and determination that transcended cricket.

Glenn Maxwell’s Marvel in ODI World Cup 2023

Moving to the ongoing edition of the ODI World Cup, Maxwell found himself in a tough situation against Afghanistan. In the crucial league-stage encounter, the Aussies were reeling at 91/7 while facing the daunting task of chasing 292. It was a situation that required someone to step up and take charge and Maxwell did the same. The 35-year-old’s staggering knock of unbeaten 201, alongside the 202-run partnership for the eighth wicket with skipper Pat Cummins, led the five-time World champions to an fiercly fought three-wicket victory against the Afghans.

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Shashi Tharoor’s big remarks on Glenn Maxwell

Tharoor, the notable member of the Indian Parliament, remarked that he never thought to see an innings like Kapil’s memorable 175 against Zimbabwe, but Maxwell’s scintillating exhibition made him realise that miracles can repeat themselves.

“I never thought that, in my lifetime, I would see an innings to rival @therealkapildev’ s immortal 175* against Zimbabwe in 1983. @Gmaxi_32 has just shown us all that miracles do repeat themselves. Just amazing. #WorldCup2023 #AUSvsAFG,” Tharoor mentioned in his tweet.

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