Kapil Dev Wiki

Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj known by his name, Kapil Dev, and also by (The Haryana Hurricane) was a Former Cricket Player. He has been proactive in his views and performances of Team India. Currently, Kapil Dev is an Indian Cricket Coach, and Commentator, also best known for Cricket World Cup in 1983.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev is a Right Arm Fast Bowler and a right-handed batsman. He is best known for his deadly out-inswinging Yorker during the 1980s, aggressive batting, and for the leading Team India to the World Cup Victory in 1983. For more about Kapil Dev Wiki, Biography, Career, Awards, and more see the below article.

Kapil Dev Biography

Full Name Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Name Kapil Dev, Haryana Hurricane, KD
Date Of Birth 6th January 1959
Age 63 years
Birthplace Chandigarh, India
Hometown Chandigarh, India
Profession Indian Cricketer, Commentator, Businessman
Jersey Number At that time, No. jersey Number culture was there
Domestic/ State Team Haryana



Present Residence Address A sprawling house at Sundar house, Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Debut in ODI 1st October 1978 vs Pakistan at Quetta

17th October 1994 vs West Indies at Faridabad

Debut in TEST 16-21st October 1978 vs Pakistan at Faisalabad

19-23rs March 1994 vs New Zealand at Hamilton

Kapil Dev Career

Kapil Dev made his debut in 1978 at 19 years of age. His Cricket Debut in the test was unfortunately an impressive one. In his career, he scored an impressive 33-Ball Half Century in the third Test Match of the series in 1978 in his career.

World Cup 1983

In Test Cricket, he scored a century in just 124 balls against West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. On his first England tour, Kapil Dev took his 1st five-wicket haul.

Remarkable Career

Kapil Dev proved himself as an important member of the Indian cricket team. In a home series in 1979, when he took 5-wicket hauls against Australia.

In 1979-80, Kapil gained a lot of fame in a 6 test home series against Pakistan (PAK). In the same Series, He led India to victory twice. First by playing a knock of 69 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Other with his intimidating bowling by taking 10 wickets at Chepauk, Chennai.

Career Glimpse

  • For the country, Kapil has played 131 Tests. With the highest score of 163, Kapil has scored 5248 runs at an average of 31.05.
  • Kapil is still the highest fast bowling wicket-taker in test cricket for India. In a test match, with the best bowling figures of 146/11. There he picked up 434 wickets at an average of 29.65.
  • He has played 225 matches in the ODI format for India.
  • He slammed 3783 runs at an average of 23.79 with the highest score of 175.
  • Kapil Picked up 273 wickets at an average of 27.45, with the best bowling figures of 5/43.

Kapil Dev Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 131 184 15 5248 163 31.05 5538 94.76 8 0 27 587 61
ODI 225 198 39 3783 175 23.79 3979 95.07 1 0 14 291 67

Kapil Dev Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 131 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 2.78 29.65 63.92 23 2
ODI 225 221 11202 6945 253 5/43 5/43 3.72 27.45 44.28 1 0

Kapil Dev Career Information

Test Debut vs Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium, Oct 16, 1978
Last Test vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Mar 19, 1994
ODI Debut vs Pakistan at Ayub National Stadium, Oct 01, 1978
Last ODI vs West Indies at Nahar Singh Stadium, Oct 17, 1994

Cricket Information

National Side India (1978-1994)
Batting Right Handed
Bowling Right Arm Fast Medium
Role All Rounder
Shot Hook & Drive
Ball Out Swing & In Swing Yorker
Favorite Batsman Ian Botham/ Don Bradman
Favorite Bowler Imran Khan/ Richard Hadlee

Kapil Dev Biography, Family, Net Worth, Controversy, Awards, and More

Kapil Dev was born on 06th January 1959 in Chandigarh, India. Father name is Ram Lal Nikhanj, Mother Name is Raj Kumari Lajwanti. Apart from this, he has two brothers named Ramesh, and Bhushan, along with 4 sisters Naresh, Manju, Neeru, and Pinky Gill. He is married to Romi Bhatia, an entrepreneur. In 1980 both were blessed with a daughter named Amiya Dev.

Kapli Dev Family

Father Name Late Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother Name Late Raj Kumari Lajwanti
Brothers Ramesh, Bhushan, Naresh
Sisters Manju, Neeru, and Pinky Gill
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year 1980
Wife Name Romi Bhatia (Enterpreneur)
Daughter Name Amiya Dev
School Name DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh
Coach/ Mentor Desh Prem Azad

Kapil Dev Achievements and Awards

In the year 2002, Kapil Dev was awarded an Indian Cricketer of the Country by Wisden. He was also honored with Padma Bhushan and Arjuns Award by Indian Govt.

Kapil Dev Net Worth

Kapil Dev is a commentator for Some International Series/ Tournaments. He is involved in various brand endorsements as well. The legendary cricketer has a monthly salary of around 1 crore, and his net worth is 200 Crores.

Kapil Dev Controversies

In the year 1999, Former BCCI President, Bindra alleged the match-fixing allegation. Kapil Dev had offered money to Manoj Prabhakar to underperform during the India tour to Sri Lanka. After then Kapil Dev had to resign as the coach of the Indian National Cricket Team.

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