Kapil Dev Birthday Special: 8 Lesser Known Facts About India’s Cricket Legend!

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Kapil Dev Birthday Special: 8 Lesser Known Facts About India’s Cricket Legend!

Kapil Dev is one of the greatest heroes in the Cricketing world. He was a hero of Indian Cricket Team who ruled the Indian hearts with his extraordinary cricket and is still loved even after his retirement. On his birthday, here are some facts about Kapil Dev You Must Know!


Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj was born on 6th January 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab.


On his debut for Haryana in November 1975, Kapil took six-wickets and restricted Punjab for 63 runs. Kapil finished his debut first-class season (1975-76) with 121 wickets in first 30 matches he played.

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International Debut:

Kapil Dev played his first Test match against Pakistan in Faisalabad on October 16, 1978.

Unique Record:

He was never run out in his in 184 Test innings career.

100 Wicket and 1000 Runs:

Kapil Dev was the youngest Test player to achieve 100 wickets and 1,000 runs.

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1983 World Cup

Kapil Dev’s statistics in the 1983 World Cup was 303 runs, 12 wickets and 7 catches in 8 matches. His extraordinary knock of 175 runs against Zimbabwe saved India in quarter-finals. India won the World-cup and the craze of Cricket was doubled in the country.

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True Indian: 

He joined the Indian Territorial Army as an honorary Lieutenant Colonel on September 24, 2008.

Cricketer Of The Century:

Kapil Dev was voted as India’s Cricketer of the Century during 2002, ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.

We wish Kapil Dev a very happy birthday.

Published by Bhaumik Raja on 05 Jan 2018

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