Earlier, Dilip Vengsarkar had said that he remembered that Dawood had come into the Indian dressing room and promised gifts to the Indian players if they beat Pakistan in the final. Azad's statements come after Vengsarkar had made the claims recently.
Vengsarkar was quoted by PTI, ""Actor Mehmood was in our dressing room. Kapil Dev was not in the dressing room at that time because he had gone out to address the press conference. Dawood was introduced by actor Mehmood."