Biography of Kapil Dev

Biography of Kapil Dev

biography of kapil dev

Kapil Dev is such a name in the world of cricket, everyone knows, Kapil Dev has convinced people because of his cricketing skills, due to which today Kapil Dev is included in the list of cricketers who are honored with voice. It is believed . So today we are going to talk about the biography of Kapil Dev, a cricketer who is called the storm of Haryana, Kapil Dev has made a lot of records in his cricket career while playing for India, due to which people still know him. While breaking his record is not easy enough for some players.

biography of kapil dev

Purna Kapil Dev Nikhanj
Relation January 6, 1959, Chandigarh, India
the high 1.83 meters i.e. 6 feet
Wealth Rs 191.65 crore (2017)
beat up Ramlal Nikhanj
Matakana Princess
In the first place Pakistan vs India in Faisalabad (1978)
initiative(odiamae Pakistan vs India in Quetta (1978)
Uchko (Odiamai) 175 not out (Batting), Bowling - 234 wickets
Uchko (Tesmai) 163 Runs (Batting), 434 Wickets (Bowling)

Kapil Dev birth and education

Kapil Dev was born, Kapil Dev was born on 6 February 1959, Kapil Dev was born in the famous city of Chandigarh in Punjab. He did his early education in D.A. V. started from school and went to St. Edward's College for graduation. Seeing the interest and talent in the game, he was sent to Desh Prem Azad to learn cricket.

Kapil Dev family

When the partition of India and Pakistan took place, at that time his family had migrated from Pakistan to India. It was here that his father Ramlal Nikhanj did wood industry. His mother Rajkumari was a housewife. These were a total of seven siblings, out of which 4 were sisters, 3 were brothers, while they were ranked 6. After some time his parents thought it appropriate to stay in Punjab. She was married to Romi Bhatia in 1980. After 17 years, a girl was born to them, who was named Amiya Dev.

Kapil Dev's cricket career (Kapil Dev Cricket Career details)

  • Kapil's career started in 1975. When he played a match with the Punjab team for the Haryana team, in which Kapil gave the Haryana team a spectacular victory with 6 wickets, the Punjab team was piled up for 63 runs.
  • He took 08 wickets and scored 36 runs in the match played against Jammu and Kashmir in 1976-77 and he scored 07 wickets and 20 runs with Bengal in the same year. His talent was visible to everyone in these two matches.
  • He started playing Test in 1978. He played his first test match against Pakistan. In this match, Dev had scored 13 runs, also took 1 wicket.
  • Kapil played an innings of 193 runs against Delhi in 1979 -1980 with excellent batting and led Haryana to victory. This was the first century of his career. After which Kapil Dev can give victory to India not only with bowling but also with batting. Due to both his talents, he is considered to be the best all-rounder of all time.
  • On 17 October 1979, against the West Indies, he scored 126 runs in 124. This is counted as one of his memorable innings.

Kapil Dev Captaincy period

In 1982, 1986, Kapil Dev was given the captaincy for India Sri Lanka tour, but officially Kapil Dev was given the captaincy for the tour of West Indies. Due to which it was very difficult for the Indian team or any other team to beat the West Indies team, but at that time the West Indies team, who came on the tour of India, was defeated by the Indian team due to the brilliant innings of Sunil Gavaskar in that match. Had scored 90 runs, with this victory, the morale of the Indian team which was going to play the next year's World Cup increased a lot, after which Kapil Dev was given further captaincy.

1983 World Cup

After this, the time of 1983, come the World Cup was to be played, although seeing the performance of India's previous World Cup, it was expected that the Indian team is not going to win the World Cup this time too. When Kapil Dev started playing in the World Cup, his average: 24.94 was the same as the normal bowler. Was moving towards but at that time Kapil Dev comes to bat and scores 175 runs in 136 balls where Zimbabwe's bowling is completely defeated in front of them. In which he had put 22 boundaries. Had hit with the help of 16 fours and 6 sixes. The biggest partnership of 126 runs for the 9th wicket was between Kirmani (22 runs) and Kapil Dev, which no one could break for 27 years. Not only this, while bowling in this match, Kapil also took 5 wickets of Zimbabwe. And the Indian team wins this match and reaches the final of the World Cup.

Kapil got a Mercedes car, this innings was the most memorable and important innings of his life. Due to the BBC strike during the 1983 World Cup, this match could not be telecast and cricket lovers could not enjoy this match.

With this, the Indian team reaches the final after defeating Zimbabwe in the semi-finals, but there was already West Indies, which was a very strong team and they had won the first two World Cups and they were very good players. The match winner was the player who was very difficult for the Indian team to beat at that time.

When India landed on the field in the final, it was also shown. At Lord's, Roberts, Garner, Marshall and Holding began to disintegrate like a pack of cards in front of the storm. The team could not even play 60 overs and were already all out after scoring 183 runs in 54.4 overs. India's 1 wicket fell in the form of Gavaskar on the score of 2 runs. Leaving the half-century partnership of Srikkanth and Amarnath for 2 wickets, the Indian batsman could not perform anything.

Srikanth had scored the most runs
Srikanth had scored the highest 38 runs. Srikanth also hit a six in his innings with 7 fours. Only 3 Indian batsmen were able to score more than 20 runs in the final. After Srikanth, Amarnath had scored 26 and Patil had scored 27 runs. India had given a target of 184 runs in 60 overs, which was very easy for the West Indies team.

The match started moving away from India

Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards looked to dash Indian hopes for the second wicket. Viv was in an aggressive mood and was heading towards a big partnership for the second wicket. The Indian camp was starting to despair. The Indian spectators present at Lord's also started getting hopeless about any charisma in the match with Viv's fours. Meanwhile, Madanlal gave India a huge break through in the form of Desmond Hannes and ended the dangerous second pair.

West Indies could not recover from this attack
but still aggressive Viv Richards was enough for the Indian attack. Viv was in full swing and was playing 33 runs in 42 balls with 7 fours. However, as soon as Hanes was dismissed, Madanlal once again showed charisma and got Viv caught by Kapil on a personal score of 33 runs. The veterans present in the stadium were stunned. The sky of London reverberated with the noise of the Indian audience. It was a big wicket. This wicket caused a wave of enthusiasm in the Indian camp. After this, Sandhu, Amarnath and Kapil Dev along with Madanlal made the entire West Indies team run for 140 runs in 52 overs one by one.

And India changed the picture of cricket
With the wicket of Amarnath in the form of holding, India had become the new champion of world cricket. The spectators present in the stadium came down to the ground carrying the tricolor and embraced their stars. There was a wave of happiness in the whole country. After the 1983 victory, the players of the Indian team were taken as heroes by the country. This victory changed the future of cricket in India under the captaincy of 24-year-old Kapil Dev.

Bad phase of Kapil Dev's career

After that in 1984, a series of ODI matches was organized along with Test matches against West Indies. In which India lost badly. At the same time, it was the worst time of Kapil Dev's career, due to which the selectors decided to remove him from the post of captaincy and again Gavaskar was made the captain.

After this Kapil Dev was made the captain in 1987, in which India reached the semi-finals. But India failed to win the World Cup after losing to England and everyone blamed Dev for it. Once again the captaincy was snatched from him and given to Gavaskar, this was the last journey of his captaincy. After which he never got a chance to become the captain. Although the vice-captain was definitely made in 1989.

Kapil Dev as a Coach

BCCI appointed him as the coach of India but due to some controversy, he resigned in only 10 months. He is said to have been accused of match-fixing after India lost the series 2-0 to Australia. Due to which he resigned from his post to avoid all these baseless allegations.

Kapil Dev awards and achievements

  • For his good performance in cricket in the 1979-80 season, he was given the Arjuna Award by the Government of India. These awards are given by the government to those sportspersons who have made outstanding contribution in the field of any sport.
  • During his 1982, India also gave him the Padma Shri award after seeing the talent and dedication of Kapil Dev. Not only this, he was awarded the 1983 Wisden Cricketer of the Year award a year later, based on his tremendous performance in the World Cup.
  • In 1994, he broke Richard Hadlee's record for most wickets in Test cricket. Not only this, along with 400 wickets in Test cricket, he is also the highest player in the world to complete his 4000 runs in Test cricket.
  • In 1991, the highest award like Padma Bhushan was given to honor the contribution and dedication of Kapil Dev. After this, in 2002, by giving the honor of the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century, his status was further elevated in the world of cricket.
  • His talent was given an honorable status by giving the 2010 ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Award. Three years later, in 2013 NDTV named the 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India
  • To join the Indian Army, Kapil Dev took the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army in 2008. He did this because of having more respect for the Indian Army.

Kapil Dev new movie

Kabir Khan, the famous director of Indian cinema, has started the work of making Kapil Dev's biopic. When Kapil Dev was asked which actor should be given your character, he took the name of Ranveer Singh. Along with Phantom Productions and Anurag Basu, others have also invested their money on this film. In which Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev

Interesting facts of Kapil Dev's life (Kapil Dev unknown facts

  1. Kapil Dev opened two restaurants under the name Captains Eleven to do business in 2006, one in Chandigarh and the other in Patna, which he himself manages.
  2. Kapil Dev is one such player who has played small roles in more than two films. Whose names are 'Iqbal', 'Will you marry me' and 'Yeh dillagi hai'. Not only this, recently there are reports of a film being made on Kapil Dev.
  3. Kapil Dev is also very interested in writing books, so he has written three autobiographies so far, whose names are 'God's Decree', 'Cricket My Style' and 'Straight from My Heart'.