■ As all players in the cricketing industry, Kapil Dev (1978-1994) also commenced his career in domestic cricket in the 75th year of the 19th century.

■ He happens to be The Indian by nationality hence the Indian cricket team.

■ His consistency in bowling and batting took him to the international stage where he made his debut in Faisalabad against the Pakistani cricket team in 1978; his performance was pretty below average.

■ However, with time he gained experience and polished his skills to a great extent.

■ He was selected as the captain for the 1983 ICC cricket world cup and which is the only world cup the Indians won.

■ The victory in the pre-World Cup series against West Indies was a great boost for the team.

■ During the world tournament, Kapil Dev performed pretty consistently and which eventually gave his side the trophy. The Indian cricket team played the final match against the West Indian cricket team and was able to win, the credit is given to the strong bowling squad.

■ He played 225 One-day internationals and scored 3783 runs in all. His highest total in an innings is 175*.

■ He took 253 wickets and just has a single 5 wicket take, however, there are numerous 4 wicket hauls.

■ He was a part of the team for 3 world cup tournaments 1992 being the last one as he retired in 1994 where he played his last match against the West Indian side.

■ Kapil Dev has still remarked as a match-winning bowler and has shown great excellence in his game throughout his career.

Although now India has another world cup winning captain in M. S. Dhoni, it can be very easily said that beating the charisma of Kapil Dev is still a difficult job. Not only he was a great fast bowler, but his ability as an all-rounder was also what helped India win. Kapil Dev led the team from the front and won many matches for India single-handed.

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