Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev Full Name: Kapil Dev


Profession: Cricketer
Why Famous: 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 (59 years old)
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events in the Life of Kapil Dev

  • 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 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
  • 1994-01-30 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts
  • 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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