Kapil Dev born on 6 January 1959 at Chandigarh, is an Indian former
cricketer who was regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game.
His most famous achievements were captaining India to their first and only World Cup title
in 1983, and holding the record for the most Test match wickets, between 1994 and 1999. He
is now retired from the game, but is still involved in the administration.
Kapil Dev was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his graceful action and potent outswinger,
and was India's main strike bowler throughout most of his career. He also developed a fine
inswinging yorker during the 1980s which he used very effectively
As a batsman he was a natural striker of the ball who could hook and drive effectively. A
naturally aggressive player, he often helped India in difficult situations by taking the
attack to the opposition.
His nickname was The Haryana Hurricane - he used to represent the Haryana cricket team,
although he is himself a Punjabi.
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