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all about cricketer Kapil Dev’s life journey of cricket

all about cricketer Kapil Dev  :  Kapil’s Personal Information:: Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to have played cricket. Kapil Dev was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002 for captaining India to their maiden and only Cricket World Cup in 1983 and holding the record for the most Test match wickets between 1994 and 1999. Kapil Dev had a rather prosaic stint as India’s national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.
Kapil Dev was born to Ram Lal Nikhanj and Raj Kumari Lajwanti (maiden name) on 6 January 1959. He was the sixth of seven siblings. Kapil’s parents emigrated from a village near Rawalpindi during Partition. Ram Lal Nikhanj settled in Chandigarh and settled into a prosperous building and timber business. Kapil Dev was a student at D.A.V. School and in 1971 joined as a pupil to Desh Prem Azad. He was introduced to Romi Bhatia by a common friend in 1979 and proposed to her in 1980. Kapil Dev married Romi in 1980 and the couple has a daughter Amiya Dev who was born in 1996.
Kapil was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his graceful action and potent outswinger, and was India’s main strike bowler throughout most of his career. He also developed a fine in swinging 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. His nickname was “The Haryana Hurricane” he used to represent the Haryana cricket team.

History of Kapil Dev

 Name : Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj.
Nick name : Kapil Paaji.
Date of Birth : 6 January, 1959.
Place of Birth : Chandigarh, India.
Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman.
Bowling Style : Right Arm Fast Medium.
Role : All Rounder.
TEST Debut : vs. Pakistan in 1978(1st October).
ODI Debut : vs. Pakistan in 1978(16th October).
Playing Teams : Haryana (1975-92), Worcestershire (1983-84), Northampton shire (1981-83).ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL CAREER::
Matches : 225.
Runs : 3,783
Best : 175*against Zimbabwe in 1983.
Average : 23.79(Bat)
100’s : 1
50’s : 14
Wickets : 253
Best figures : 5/43
Average : 27.45
5/10 wickets : 1/0
Catches : 71

TEST CAREER::
Matches : 131
Runs : 5248
Best : 163
Average : 31.05(Bat)
100’s : 8
50’s : 27
Wickets : 434
Best figures : 9/83
Average : 29.64
5/10 wickets : 23/2
Catches : 64

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