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Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev

Profession: Cricketer


Biography: Captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and was named as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002. He was one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.

Born: January 6, 1959
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1978-10-16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
  • 1983-11-16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
  • 1987-01-07 Indian bowler Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
  • 1994-01-30 Kapil Dev takes 2/41 as India beats Sri Lanka by an innings and 95 runs in 2nd Cricket Test in Bengaluru; equals Sir Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wickets
  • 1994-02-08 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432
  • 1994-03-23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev
  • 1994-10-17 Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

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