On 18th Oct 2014, Aaj Tak celebrates Cricket with the mega event – Salaam Cricket. As the countdown to the World Cup 2015 begins, 7 World champions and 14 Captains converge on one stage to usher in battleground 2015.
· 7 World Cup Winning Captains - Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Arjuna Ranatunga
· 14 Cricket Captains - Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Arjuna Ranatunga, Sunil Gavaskar, Saurav Ganguly, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Bishen Singh Bedi, Inzamam – ul – Haq, Aamer Sohail
· Indian Stars of World Cup 2011 – Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ashish Nehra
Ever since team India lifted the trophy at the last World Cup after a gap of 18 years, the expectations are high. With eyes set on the trophy, the Conclave aptly titled ‘Kaise Jeetenge World Cup’ will be a meeting point of top cricketing minds.
Speaking ahead of the event, Supriya Prasad - Managing Editor – Aaj Tak said, “Aaj Tak will bring together the greatest legends of the game in this definitive event. The inspiring discussions and expert opinions from the stalwarts will surely have the cricket viewers asking for more.”
Ashish Bagga, Group CEO – India Today Group added, “The India Today Group is a leader in the space for creating benchmark News Events. Salaam Cricket with its inspiring line-up of legends on one platform is an Industry first that is a reflection of Aaj Tak’s commitment to being Sabse Tez.”
The World Cup winning captains who will be part of the daylong event are - Clive Lloyd, 1975 & 1979 Champion, Kapil Dev, 1983 Champion, Allan Border, 1987 Champion, Imran Khan, 1992 Champion, Arjuna Ranatunga, 1996 Champion, Steve Waugh, 1999 Champion, Ricky Ponting, 2003 & 2007 Champion. Indian Captains including Sinil Gavaskar, Saurav Ganguly, Bishen Singh Bedi, Mohammed Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja will also be part of the event. Key members of the Indian World Cup winning squad including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla and Ashish Nehra will be among the many who will take centre stage.
The day will start with session - “Winning the World Cup – Start of a Revolution” by world cup winning captains- Kapil Dev & Clive Lloyd. This will be followed by the session “Thunder Down Under” addressed by the former Australian World Cup Winning Captains- Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricking Ponting. The next session will have Yuvraj Singh sharing his thoughts in – Story of a Winner.
A special session will also see Indian Cricketers rom the 2011 World Cup squad – Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and Piyush Chawla wishing the Indian Team for the upcoming World Cup.
Emotions will run high around the session- India V/s Pak which will witness former Indian and Pakistan captains like- Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Inzmam-Ul-Haq & Aamer Sohail discussing the excitement and the high expectations when the two cricketing rivals go on to play.
The day will close with the World Cup winning captains sharing the stage in the “Seven Wonders: All WC Winning Captains on One Platform”. The session will have Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Arjuna Ranatunga, Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting sharing their views.