Every person gets negative things, they learn from those negative things, and you become a positive person – Kapil Dev
Considered to be one of the greatest cricketing all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer best known for leading his team to a World Cup victory in 1983. Confident, charismatic and highly skilled, he was the Indian team’s main strike bowler for the major part of his career. During his heydays, he used to bamboozle batsmen with his prodigious swing. Dev was great not just with the ball; he was equally talented with the bat too. An expert at hooking and driving, he often provided India with the crucial runs needed to win a match even if the top-order failed to score. Born into a middle-class family in Haryana he became interested in cricket at a young age. He played for the Haryana cricket team at the beginning of his career eventually making his way into the national team, thanks to his aggressive play and high energy level. He cemented his place in the Indian team with his impressive performances and was soon made the captain. It was under his leadership that India went on to win the 1983 World Cup in spite of being the underdogs.
Kapil Dev is best known for leading the team India to a World Cup victory in 1983. At one time he held the world record as the highest wicket-taker in the test cricket, with a total haul of 434 wickets.He was honored with Padma Shri—India’s fourth highest civilian award—in 1982In 1991, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.Kapil Dev is the recipient of several cricketing awards including the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.
He met Romi Bhatia through a common friend in 1979 and fell in love with her. The couple got married in 1980. After several years of marriage, they were blessed with a daughter. He took to golf after retiring from cricket. He pledged his organs during an event organized by Delhi Urological Society.
His former teammate Manoj Prabhakar accused him of being involved in a match-fixing scandal. However, the courts dismissed the case for the absence of any proof. This incident deeply hurt the cricketer.
Kapil along with cricket is a great Businessman too, Here are some of his Business Facts below,