New Delhi. Former captain Kapil Dev, who won the first World Cup for the Indian team, is celebrating his 65th birthday today. He was born today on 6 January 1959 in Chandigarh. Even today his name is taken with great pride in the cricket world. What he did in the 1983 World Cup. Due to this, India had a different identity at the international level.
In the 1983 World Cup final, India faced the two-time champion West Indies team. India had scored only 183 runs on the scoreboard. That means there was little hope of victory. Despite this, the Indian team led by Kapil Dev made the impossible possible and India became the ODI world champion for the first time. Kapil could take only one wicket in this match. But on the basis of his captaincy, India became world champion. Once Dawood Ibrahim had come to the dressing room of Team India. Kapil was not familiar with him, after which he asked Dawood to go out from there.
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According to media reports, Kapil Dev’s net worth is 30 million dollars i.e. around Rs 220 crore in Indian rupees. Kapil Dev’s monthly income is Rs 1 crore and annual income is around Rs 12 crore. Kapil Dev currently earns the most through brands promotion. Apart from this, he also earns crores of rupees by doing commentary and participating in sports shows. Kapil has also worked in films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli.
Kapil Dev’s career
In his 16-year career, Kapil Dev took 434 wickets in 134 Test matches. Also scored 5248 runs on the basis of 8 centuries. He is the only player to take 400 wickets and score 5 thousand runs.
Talking about ODI cricket, Kapil Dev played a total of 225 ODI matches for India and took 253 wickets at an average of 27.45. In batting, he has scored 3783 runs at a strike rate of 95.07. Kapil Dev was the first to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: January 6, 2024, 10:25 IST