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Happy Birthday Kapil Dev- The Legend of Indian Cricket

Kapil Dev is well known as the one of dominating all-rounder for India and Successful World Cup 1983 winning captain. He was also an India’s national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.

Born 06-Jan-59
Place Chandigarh, Punjab
Sun Sign Capricon
Personality Type Charismatic
Profession Cricketer
Team India
Bowling Style Right arm Medium
Batting Style Right Hand batsmen
Father Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother Raj Kumari
Spouse Romi
Daughter Amiya Dev
Career Best World Cup 1983 winning Captain
Awards Arjuna Award (1980)
Padma Shri (1982)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1983)
Padma Bhushan (1990)
Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century (2002)
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame (2010)
The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends In India by NDTV (2013)
CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award (2013)

Test Cricket

  • Kapil is the only player to have achieved the all-rounder’s double of 4,000 Test runs and 400 Test wickets.
  • Kapil holds the record for the most innings in a complete career (184) without being run out.
Test Debut Venue Date Score Wkts Result
Pakistan Faislabad, Iqbal Stadium 16-21 Oct 1978 8, NB 0 Match Drawn
Last Test Venue Date Score Wkts Result
New Zealand Hamilton, Truist Bank Park 19-23 Mar 1994 18, NB 1,1 Match Drawn

ODI Cricket

  • In 1988, Kapil overtook Joel Garner to become the highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket. His final career tally of 253 wickets remained a record until it was broken by Wasim Akram in 1994.
ODI Debut Venue Date Score Wkts Result
Pakistan Quetta, Ayub National  Stadium 01-Oct-78 13* 1 India won by 4 runs
Last ODI Venue Date Score Wkts Result
West Indies Faridabad, Nahar Singh Stadium 17-Oct-94 12 0 India lost by 96 runs

Remarkable Facts about Kapil Dev

  • Kapil Dev hit 4 consecutive sixes to off-spinner Eddie Hemmings in Test Match to avoid a follow on at Lords in 1990.
  • In the 1987 World Cup against Australia, Kapil Dev agreed with the umpires to increase Australia’s total from 268 to 270 as one boundary had mistakenly been marked as 4 instead of 6. India went on to lose the game by 1 run.
  • Kapil Dev never missed a Test match due to fitness issues.

Kapil Dev Stats


M Inn Runs HS SR Avg 50 100
Tests 131 184 5248 163 94.76 31.1 27 8
ODI 225 198 3783 175 95.07 23.8 14 1


M Inn Wkts Econ Avg


BBI 10W 5W
Tests 131 227 434 2.78 29.65 146/11 83/9 2 23
ODI 225 221 253 3.72 27.45 43/5 43/5 0 1

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