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.
|Bowling Style||Right arm Medium|
|Batting Style||Right Hand batsmen|
|Father||Ram Lal Nikhanj|
|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)|
- 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.
|Pakistan||Faislabad, Iqbal Stadium||16-21 Oct 1978||8, NB||0||Match Drawn|
|New Zealand||Hamilton, Truist Bank Park||19-23 Mar 1994||18, NB||1,1||Match Drawn|
- 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.
|Pakistan||Quetta, Ayub National Stadium||01-Oct-78||13*||1||India won by 4 runs|
|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.
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