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The legendary captain Kapil Dev

July 26, 2012  by: Joseph  Points: 12   Category: Cricket  Earning $0.20   Views: 1008

Kapi Dev was one of the legendary cricketer that the Indian cricket history was ever saw. He did many achievements for his home country. This article is about Kapil Dev and some facts.


Many legendary cricketers are came from India and they became the true heroes of Indian cricket in all the time. One of the cricket legend was the Kapil Dev, the captain who side his team to get first world cup trophy and the crucial wicket taking bowler in the test cricket. India has got many achievements with the help of Kapil Dev.Kapil Dev was India's best fast bowler, best all rounder and one of India's best captains who will consistently be remembered for arch the country to the better affair to appear to Indian cricket: the 1983 World Cup triumph. With the ball, he was accepted for his active activity and baleful outswingers which took the brawl abroad from the appropriate handers. With the bat, he was an advancing lower-middle adjustment batsman who could about-face the drive of a bold in minutes.

On the field, he was accepted for his adorning administration (often by example) and able- bodied fielding. All these qualities fabricated him the alone amateur in the history of the bold to accept taken 400 wickets and denticulate added than 5000 runs in Test cricket, authoritative him one of the best best all-rounders of the game. Kapil fabricated his admission in 1978 and gradually showcased himself with both bat and ball, abnormally in Test cricket. In his aboriginal years, he came beyond as a raw aptitude who was agog on just 'running in and bowling fast' if he had the ball, and 'hitting hard' if he had the bat. The access saw him account India's fastest Test half- aeon (off 33 balls) adjoin Pakistan in his actual third match.

He came of age in the home alternation adjoin Pakistan in 1979-80, area his all-round performances (32 wickets and 278 runs) helped India win 2 Tests. In the series, he became the youngest amateur to ability 100 wickets and 1000 runs in Test cricket. For the next two seasons, abiding performances with the brawl and advantageous contributions with the bat fabricated him a captain- material at a adolescent age. However, for some reason, his ODI performances remained accustomed compared to his advance in Test cricket. Captaincy came soon. Kapil Dev replaced Sunil Gavaskar in the 1982-83 division and was appointed the captain for the World Cup to be played at England in 1983. He played one of the best best knocks in ODI candid in a must-win bout adjoin Zimbabwe, area he rescued India from a adverse 17 for 5 with a beauteous 175 off 138 balls.

Unfortunately, the bout was not telecasted due to a BBC strike. The beating gave India a drive which they seized, and went on to win the bays for the aboriginal time, acquisition the boss West Indies in the final at Lord's. Column World Cup, a slump in Kapil's batting anatomy saw Gavaskar acknowledgment as captain for a abrupt aeon of time. However, he regained his administration role and led India for the appellation defence in the 1987 World Cup at home. India accomplished the semi-finals but absent accidentally to England.

Kapil Dev took albatross and never captained India again, although he connected to be India's frontline pacer till he retired in 1994 as Test cricket's accomplished wicket taker. Afterwards retirement, Kapil Dev became India's drillmaster for a abrupt aeon of time in 1999-2000. A 0-3 blanch adjoin Australia, a 0-2 accident to South Africa and accusations of match-fixing saw him footfall down from the column as he appear that he was abrogation the bold forever.

However, he was austere of all accuse and won the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century, advanced of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. He abutting the National Candid Academy in 2004 but was removed from the chairmanship afterwards he abutting the insubordinate Indian Candid League (ICL) in 2007.

Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 08/04/2012    Points:3    

Kapil Dev was India''s greatest fast bowler, their greatest fast-bowling allrounder, and led the team to their finest triumph: the 1983 World Cup title.

Full name: Kapildev Ramlal Nikhanj

Born: January 6, 1959, Chandigarh

Current age: 53 years 211 days

Major teams: India, Haryana, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

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