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Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Kapil Dev was one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. He was also India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.

Kapil was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his graceful action and potent outswinger, and was India's main strike bowler for most of his career. He also developed a fine inswinging yorker during the 1980s, which he used very effectively against tail-enders. As a batsman, he was a natural striker of the ball who could hook and drive effectively. A naturally aggressive player, he often helped India in difficult situations by taking the attack to the opposition. Nicknamed The Haryana Hurricane, he represented the Haryana cricket team in domestic cricket.

He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also India's highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket, Tests and ODIs. He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5,000 runs in Tests,[4] making him one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. On 8 March 2010, Kapil Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Full name Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Born 6 January 1959 (age 55) Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast medium
Role Bowling All-rounder
National side India
Test debut 16 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last Test 19 March 1994 v New Zealand
ODI debut 1 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last ODI 17 October 1994 v West Indies


Glenn Donald McGrath
Gary Sobers
Sanath Jaysuriya
Steve Waugh
Ricky Ponting
Sourav Ganguly
Sir Don Bradman
Yuvraj Singh

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