PR Man Singh is a former Indian cricketer and the manager of an Indian cricket team during the 1983 and 1987 World Cups. He was accredited for selecting Kapil Dev as the captain of the Indian side who took India to their maiden World Cup title in June 1983. He was the only one who accompanied the Indian team to England for the tournament. Man Singh (2nd from right) lifting the 1983 World Cup along with the Indian team.After Indias victory in the World Cup, Man Singh wrote a letter to Wisdens editor David Frith who downplayed the Indian team and declared that he will eat his words if India won the tournament, reminding him of his promise. In Septembers edition of Wisden magazine, a photo was published where David Frith was seen eating his words with the caption India made me eat my words. David Frith kept his promise and published a photo of himself eating the words.He was the right-handed batter and off-break bowler who has played five first-class games for the team Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy and Hyderabad Blues in the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament between 1965 to 1969.
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