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Kapil Dev

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Chandigarh (Chandigarh)

Kapil Dev made his Test cricket debut in Faisalabad, Pakistan on 16 October 1978. Although his match figures were unimpressive, the numbers did not convey any measure of his contribution. He startled the Pakistani batsmen with his pace and bouncers that struck their helmets on more than one occasion. Dev captured his maiden wicket of Sadiq Mohammad with his trademark outswinger. He showcased his all-rounder talent when he scored India's fastest Test half-century off 33 balls and 2 sixes in each of the innings during the 3rd Test match at National Stadium, Karachi. Kapil Dev debuted as India's captain in the 1982–83 season against Sri Lanka (before the Pakistan tour) when Gavaskar was rested. His first assignment as regular captain was the tour of West Indies, where the biggest accomplishment was a lone ODI victory. Dev (72) and Gavaskar (90) led India to a huge score – 282/5 in 47 overs and Dev's 2 wickets aided India to restrict West Indies for 255 and a victory that Indian cricketers claim gave them the confidence to face the West Indies team in 1983 Cricket World Cup. Kapil Dev was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team in 1999, succeeding Anshuman Gaekwad.
On 24 September 2008 Dev joined the Indian Territorial Army and was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel by General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff. He joined as an honorary officer. He was appointed as first chancellor of the Sports University of Haryana in 2019. University is situated in India's Haryana state which was represented by him in domestic cricket.

languages known

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Open To Travel

Worldwide

Performance Fee

Events Performed

CHARITY EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, COLLEGE FEST, INAUGRATION, BRAND ENDORSEMENT, FESTIVAL

awards

1979–80 – Arjuna Award, 1982 – Padma Shri, 1983 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year, 1991 – Padma Bhushan, 2010 – ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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