Kapil Dev

Country: India
Born: January 06, 1959, Chandigarh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Kapil Dev Bio

Kapildev Ramlal Nikhanj, popularly known as Kapil Dev, is one of the most iconic figures in Indian cricket history. Born on January 6, 1959 in Chandigarh, India, Kapil Dev became a cricketing legend and a national hero through his extraordinary performances on the field.

Kapil Dev was a unique talent who excelled as an all-rounder, known for his explosive batting and skillful bowling. He was not only a prolific wicket-taker but also a handy lower-order batsman who could change the course of a match with his aggressive strokeplay. His ability to swing the ball both ways made him a potent threat to any batting lineup.

One of Kapil Dev’s greatest achievements came in 1983 when he led the Indian cricket team to a historic victory in the Cricket World Cup. Under his captaincy, India triumphed over the mighty West Indies to claim their maiden World Cup title, marking a significant moment in the history of Indian cricket.

Kapil Dev’s impact on Indian cricket goes beyond just his playing abilities. He was a natural leader who inspired his teammates with his never-say-die attitude and charismatic personality. His infectious energy and passion for the game made him a fan favorite and a role model for aspiring cricketers in India.

Throughout his illustrious career, Kapil Dev set numerous records and achieved many milestones. He became the first player in Test cricket history to take 400 wickets, a feat that solidified his place as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. His aggressive batting style and ability to score quick runs earned him a reputation as a true match-winner.

Off the field, Kapil Dev’s influence extended to coaching and mentoring young cricketers. He served as the coach of the Indian cricket team for a brief period and later took on roles as a bowling consultant and chairman of the National Cricket Academy. His wealth of experience and knowledge of the game made him a valuable asset to the development of cricket in India.

Despite facing challenges and controversies during his career, Kapil Dev always maintained his integrity and dedication to the sport. His contributions to Indian cricket have left a lasting impact on the game and inspired generations of cricketers to follow in his footsteps.

In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Kapil Dev was honored as the Indian Cricketer of the Century by Wisden in 2002, further solidifying his status as a cricketing legend. With a legacy that will be remembered for years to come, Kapil Dev remains an iconic figure in the history of Indian cricket.

Kapil Dev Career Stats

Kapil Dev Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 184 15 5248 163 31.05 - - 8 27 - 61 64 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 225 198 39 3783 175* 23.79 3979 95.07 1 14 - - 71 0
FC 275 384 39 11356 193 32.91 - - 18 56 - - 192 0
List A 310 270 47 5481 175* 24.57 - - 2 23 - - 99 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kapil Dev Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 131 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 2.78 63.9 17 23 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 225 221 11202 6945 253 5/43 5/43 27.45 3.71 44.2 3 1 0
FC 275 - 48853 22626 835 9/83 - 27.09 2.77 58.5 - 39 3
List A 310 - 14947 9161 335 5/43 5/43 27.34 3.67 44.6 3 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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