Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev was India's greatest fast bowler, our greatest fast-bowling all-rounder and led the team to our finest triumph: the 1983 World Cup title.

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Kapil Dev
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Birth

He was born on 6th January 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab to Ram Lal Nikhanj and Raj Kumari Lajwanti.

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Birth
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Debut

Kapil Dev made his domestic debut for Haryana against Punjab in Nov. 1975 and international debut against Pakistan on 16th Oct 1978.

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Debut
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Captaincy

Kapil Dev debuted as India's captain in the 1982-83 season against Sri Lanka. He also captained the World Cup winning team in 1983.

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Captaincy
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World Cup 1983

Kapil Dev led from the front with 303 runs, 12 wickets and 7 catches in 8 matches - a truly all-round performance. Eventually we won the World Cup.

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World Cup 1983
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World Cup

Kapil Dev at Lords in 1983 with World Cup.

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World Cup
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Retirement

He formally retired in 1994, after formally breaking Richard Hadlee's record for most Test wickets.

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Retirement
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Greatest Allrounder

He was one of the greatest all-rounders the game has ever produced. He holds the distinction of taking 400 test wickets and scoring more than 5000 runs.

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Greatest Allrounder
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Coach

He was the coach of Indian National Team in 1999-2000 for 10 months.

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Coach
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Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century

In July 2002, he pipped long time team-mate Gavaskar and crowd favourite Tendulkar to win the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century award.

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Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century
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Match Fixing Allegation

At the height of the match-fixing allegation by Manoj Prabhakar - a charge that was subsequently dismissed - Kapil resigned as coach.

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Match Fixing Allegation
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Lieutenant Colonel

On 24 September 2008 Kapil Dev joined the Indian Territorial Army and was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel by General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff.

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Lieutenant Colonel
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ICC Hall of Fame

In 2010 he was inducted in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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ICC Hall of Fame
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