|Date of Birth||:||06 Jan 1959|
|Time Birth||:||02:30 AM|
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj (born 6 January 1959) is an Indian former cricketer. He was a fast-medium bowler and a hard-hitting middle-order batsman. He led India to win its first Cricket World Cup title in 1983. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.
Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and in the process became the first Indian captain to win the Cricket World Cup, and is still the youngest captain (at the age of 24) to win the World Cup for any team. He retired in 1994, at the time holding the world record for the highest number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also India's highest wicket-taker in both major forms of cricket, Tests and ODIs. He is the first player to take 200 ODI wickets. He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests, making him one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. Dev’s all-around performance has been praised by cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar who regard him as one of the greatest all-rounders to play the game. He was the coach of the Indian national team between September 1999 and September 2000. On 11 March 2010, Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
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 Test cricket, with a total haul of 434 wickets. He was honoured with Padma Shri—India’s fourth-highest civilian award—in 1982. He was awarded as “Indian Cricketer of the Century” by Wisden in the year 2002. He has also been honoured with Arjuna Award and Padma Bhushan awards by the Indian Government.