Happy Birthday Kapil Dev! India’s iconic all-rounder turns 64

Kapildev Ramlal Nikhanj is one of the all-time great all-rounders of cricket
He changed the face of Indian cricket with the historic 1983 World Cup win
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He made his Ranji debut in 1975, playing for Haryana against Punjab
Kapil Dev held the record as the highest wicket-taker in Tests by an Indian for a long time
Making his Test debut against Pakistan in 1978, Kapil Dev soon earned the reputation, also for his swashbuckling batting
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Nicknamed ‘The Haryana Hurricane’, Kapil Dev retired in 1994 after a 16-year-long glittering career
Kapil’s belligerent 175 not out against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup after India were 17/5, remains etched in history forever
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He later coached the Indian team and joined the National Cricket Academy in 2004
A biopic on Kapil Dev, ‘83’, was released in 2021 starring Ranveer Singh
Kapil Dev is still considered among the legendary Indian cricketers of all time
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