Happy birthday Kapil Dev

India’s one of the finest all-rounders Kapil Dev who lead the Indian team to win their first-ever world cup in 1983 celebrates his 64th birthday today. is the only player to score 4000 runs and take 400 wickets in Test cricket. His 5248 runs included eight centuries, his 434 wickets were a world record at the time, and he captained India when they won the 1983 World Cup. If he hadn’t been dropped for one Test against England in 1984-85 (a disciplinary measure after an attacking stroke at the wrong time), his Test career would have consisted of 132 consecutive matches.

He is the 5th highest to take wickets by hit wickets. He has taken 22 wickets and 318 runs in a series. He holds the record for the highest individual score by a batsman who came in to bat at 6th position. He scored 175* against Zimbabwe in the 1983 world cup. He holds the 8th spot for dismissing a batter through LBW combining all the formats of the game. He has dismissed batters through LBW 152 times in his career.