Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj
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January 6, 1959
All-Rounder, Former Captain
India, Haryana, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire
Kapil Dev is a former Indian International cricketer, who has played for the Indian national cricket team from 1978 to 1994. He was also the captain of the squad and led India to win their first ever World Cup in 1983.
Kapil Dev was one of the best all-rounders India ever had and recognized by the Wisden as the Indian Player of the Century in 2002. He has been holding the record of taking the most wickets in the test cricket till 2000 and served the national team as a coach after his retirement. Kapil Dev used to play cricket for the Haryana team during his starting days and appeared in Duleep Trophy as well as Irani Trophy for Indian first-class team.
His successful domestic career led him to the national team and he made his international debut in 1978 through a test match against Pakistan. Kapil made his ODI debut in the same following year and soon became a go-to player of the team with his all-rounder skills.
He was praised for his length and powerful out-swinger, which made him the main strike bowler of the team at that time. He was an as skilled batsman as well and known for his hitting. For his personality, he was included in Territorial Army as the Lieutenant Colonel by the Chief of the Indian Army in 2008.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)(Profile Image from Facebook)
Debut Test Match: at Iqbal Stadium Vs Pakistan on 16th of October in 1978
Last Test Match: at Seddon Park Stadium Vs New Zealand on 19th of March in 1994
Debut ODI Match: at Ayub National Stadium Vs Pakistan on 1st of October in 1978
Last ODI: at Nahar Singh Stadium Vs West Indies on 17th of October in 1994
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