1983 World Cup: Today is Kapil Dev’s 63rd birthday. He was born on the same day in 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab.
Happy Birthday Kapil Dev
Happy Birthday Kapil Dev: Kapil Dev, who presented the first World Cup trophy to the Indian cricket team, is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. He was born on the same day in 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab. Achieved a great position by joining the Indian cricket team. Kapil Dev’s character is remembered all over the world. Kapil Dev is currently seen in the role of a cricket expert.
Kapil Dev’s life is also full of ups and downs. His parents migrated from Rawalpindi to Punjab during the partition between India and Pakistan. Kapil’s father Ram Lal Nikhanj is a timber contractor. Kapil Dev had a penchant for cricket from the beginning. He excelled not only as a player but also as a captain, leading the team and giving the country its first World Cup.
That historic victory ..
No Indian wants to forget the 1983 World Cup. Kapil, who scored 175 against Zimbabwe and was instrumental in the team’s victory, took just 138 off 175 balls in the innings. The Indian giant played a key role in winning this crucial match and reaching the final.
Kapil Dev led India to a historic victory in the 1983 World Cup in England. Kapil Dev was named Player of the Tournament. He has not failed in any of the 8 matches played. He became the fifth highest run scorer in the tournament with 303 runs in 8 innings at an average of 60.6. In particular, he scored with a strike rate of 108.99.
India won the World Cup on June 25, 1983.
On 25 June 1983, India won the World Cup by 43 runs over the West Indies. Kapil played 8 matches in the 1983 World Cup .. 303 runs with his bat. He took 12 wickets and 7 catches at the same time. Kapil Dev was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on 11 March 2010.
Awesome performance on the West Indies ..
Kapil Dev took nine wickets in an innings against the West Indies. Kapil Dev Pavilion led the way for nine batsmen in the second innings of the Ahmedabad Test on 16 November 1983, giving up just 83 runs in 30.3 overs in the second innings.
Film on Kapil’s life
Interestingly, ’83’ was also shot on Kapil Dev’s life. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Pankaj Tripathi, the film tells the story of India’s first Cricket World Cup victory in 1983. The film stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. However, the film did not fare as well as expected at the box office.
Kapil Statistics ..
5000 & 400: Over 5000 runs and over 400 wickets in Test cricket.
Kapil Dev has scored 5000-plus runs and 400-plus wickets in the history of Test cricket. He also became the only player to score a double century. Kapit finished his career with 5248 runs in 131 Tests at an average of 29.64, including 8 centuries and 434 wickets.
434: Number of wickets in Test cricket.
Kapil Dev took 434 wickets in 131 Tests at an average of 29.64 with a strike rate of 63.9. Anil Kumble is the highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket. Kapil became the ninth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
Fantastic innings with 109 ..
Kapil Dev batted at 156 for 5 in the first innings of the fourth and final Test against the West Indies in Chennai in 1988 and scored an impressive 109 off 124 balls with 18 boundaries. India scored 382 runs. Narendra Hirwani then took 16 wickets in his debut to give India a 255-run series-level victory.
95.07 ODI strike rate
Kapil Dev’s ODI strike rate is 95.07. It has the second highest strike rate in the world.
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