Kapil Dev – Haryana Hurricane
Kapil Dev, His Brief History:
Kapil Dev is a great former Indian Cricketer and is considered one of the best all-rounders in the world. He is also considered one of the great legendaries of Indian Cricketers. Wisden’s book named him one of the great cricketers of the world. He is the first cricket captain who brought the World cup to India in 1983. He showed excellent captaincy and a hilarious attack on Zimbabwe with 175 runs.
Kapil Dev’s Personal Life:
Kapil Dev was born on 12 January 1959. His father Ram Lal Nikhanj and mother Lajwanti. He has seven siblings in the family. His forefather migrated from a village in Pakistan during the Partition of India after Independence and settled in Chandigarh. His father, Lal Nikhanj, started building and timber business in Chandigarh. Kapil Dev was a student at D.A.V. College and started playing cricket there. He was introduced to Romi Bhatia through a mutual friend in 1979; in sequence, he married Romi in 1980. They have a daughter Amiya Dev who was born in 1996.
Kapil was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his swish action and potent outswinger and was India’s leading strike bowler throughout most of his career. He conjointly developed a fine inswinging Yorker throughout the Nineteen Eighties that he used effectively against tail-enders. With his bowling efficiency and batting influence, he saved his team many times and brought victories to his Indian couple with a single hand. Therefore all the fans and teammates called him a ‘Haryana Hurricane’.
Early Days of Kapil Dev’s carrier:
Kapil Dev started his career as a cricketer in 1975. In the first match against Ranji’s team, he showed a good performance in bowling, took six wickets, tasted his team’s victory, and made sixty-three runs in the same game. However, Kapil finished the season with solely twelve wickets in three games.
In the 1976-77 seasons, he started as the opener batsman against Jammu and had a match haul of 8/36 to win the match for his team. Like his stand able performance, he became famous in national broad cricket matches and got a berth in Indian Cricket Team to play international games.
Kapil Dev’s International Career:
Kapil Dev played his first debut match with Pakistan in 1978 in Lahore. In the first match, he performed well with his bouncy bowling. Kapil Dev conjointly captured his maiden wicket of Sadiq Muhammad along with his trademark swinger. Kapil Dev showcased his all-rounder talent once he scored India’s quickest check period off thirty-three balls and a pair of sixes in every one of the innings throughout the third match game at Karachi. He scored his maiden century (126) at Feroz sovereign Kotla, Delhi. Kapil Dev picked up his 1st 5-wicket haul against England. Like this, his career continued with a tremendous performance against any country in cricket. He became a famous all-rounder worldwide, and everyone loved him in India with his spirited performance in the field.
Kapil Dev Records in International Career:
• In early 1994, he became the most wicket-taker in the world, breaking the record of Sir Richard Hadlee. Later Courtney Walsh broke Kapil’s record.
• Kapil is still one of the great all-rounders in the world, who has taken 5000 runs in tests and more than four hundred wickets in his test cricket career.
• In 1988, Kapil turned into the best wicket-taker in ODI cricket. At the end of his one-day cricket career, he ended up taking 253 one-day wickets. The record was also broken by Wasim Akram in 1994.