New Delhi, Oct. 20 -- : Former cricketer Kapil Dev on Sunday recalled the time when captaincy was handed over to him, saying that he was 'scared as well as happy'.

"Sometimes you get some things before time and later you realise. I was 23 years old when they made me the captain. I was scared as well as happy because I was thinking how will I handle these senior players. But I was happy because the selector felt that I was capable enough to be a captain," Dev said in his speech at an event here.

Dev said that on the field he was the captain but off the field, his 'heroes' were the captain.

"I was feeling a bit weird that I became the captain and my heroes were playing with me and under me. So, that was a very difficult time ... I only tho...