|Full Name||Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj|
|Known for||He is an Indian cricket player who is widely regarded as the greatest pace bowler in the history of his country.|
Former Indian cricketer and coach Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, born on January 6, 1959, in Chandigarh, India, is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history. Making his debut for the Indian national team in 1978, he quickly established himself as a top all-rounder known for his exceptional pace bowling and aggressive middle-order batting.
As captain of the Indian team, Kapil Dev led the squad to victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, cementing his legacy as one of India’s greatest captains. During his playing career, he set several records, including taking the most wickets by a fast bowler in both Test matches and One Day Internationals (ODIs). He was also the first player to take over 400 wickets in Test cricket and scored more than 5,000 runs in Test matches.
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After retiring from international cricket in 1994, Kapil Dev was appointed coach of the Indian cricket team and also acted in a few Bollywood movies. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1983 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991.
Kapil Dev is not only a legendary cricketer but also a philanthropist, businessman, and golf enthusiast. He established the Kapil Dev Foundation in 2003, which focuses on providing education and healthcare facilities to underprivileged sections of society.
In addition to his philanthropic activities, Kapil Dev has also been involved in various business ventures. He is the founder of Dev Musco Lighting Pvt. Ltd, a company that specializes in sports lighting solutions. Kapil Dev is also a passionate golfer and has played in several national and international golf tournaments.
In 2019, Kapil Dev was honored with the prestigious “Bharat Gaurav” Lifetime Achievement Award by the NRI Institute of India for his outstanding contribution to Indian cricket. He remains an iconic figure in Indian cricket and continues to inspire the younger generation of cricketers with his legendary achievements and inspiring life story.