Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer, often considered one of the greatest cricketers of India. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002. Kapil Dev is considered as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. He was also India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.
Kapil Dev was never run out in his in 184 Test innings long career.
Kapil Dev was the youngest Test player to achieve the all-round double of 100 wickets and 1,000 runs.
Kapil Dev never missed a Test because of injury or fitness reasons in a career that spanned 131 tests spread over 16 years.
On his First class debut for Haryana in November 1975, Kapil took a six-wicket and restrained Punjab for 63 runs. Kapil completed his First class debut season (1975-76) with 121 wickets in 30 matches.
303 runs, 12 wickets and 7 catches in 8 matches – this was Kapil Dev’s statistics in the 1983 World Cup. His 175 run knock against zimbabwe saved team India from being eliminated at quarter finals stage.
He was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team in 1999, succeeding Anshuman Gaekwad. He had a rather ordinary stint as India’s coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.