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Haryana Hurricane, KD
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
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Kapil Dev is an Former Cricketer, Businessman. Kapil Dev is born on 6 January 1959 at Chandigarh, India and his real age is 62 years
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Article Type: Biography
Category: Cricketer, Businessman
|Real Name||Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj|
|Pet / Nick Name||Haryana Hurricane, KD|
Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign
|Kapil Dev Age (Current)||62 years, 4 month, 17 days|
|Date Of Birth (DOB)||01/06/1959 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)|
|Star Sign (Nakshatra)||Not Sure|
|Alive Or Dead||Alive|
|Date Of Death (DOD)||— (M/D/Y)|
|After Death Timeline||Not Applicable|
22785 Total days.
- On October 18, 2021
Not Officially announced Yet
Spouse (Wife or Husban:
Kids: Don’t Know
Father: Yet To Update
Mother: Yet To Update
Sister(s): Not Known
Brother(s): Not Known
Father, Mother, Family Details
|Father||Ram Lal Nikhanj|
|Mother||Raj Kumari Lajwanti|
|No. Of. Brothers||2|
|No. Of. Sisters||4|
|Brother(s)||Ramesh (younger; lives in sector-9, Chandigarh), Bhushan (elder; lives in sector-27, Chandigarh)|
|Sister(s)||Pinky Gill & 3 More (their names are not known)|
Family Photos and Details
Father – Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother – Raj Kumari Lajwanti
Brother(s) – Ramesh (younger; lives in sector-9, Chandigarh), Bhushan (elder; lives in sector-27, Chandigarh)
Sister(s) – Pinky Gill & 3 More (their names are not known)
Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends
|Kapil Dev Relationship Status||Engaged|
|Interested In||Not Known|
|Marital Type||Not Sure|
|Spouse||Wife – Romi Bhatia (Entrepreneur)|
Affairs / Girlfriends – Not Known
|Kapil Dev’s Wedding Date||– 01/01/1980|
|Together Timeline||– Not Applicable|
|Separated Timeline||– Not Applicable|
Son-Daughter, Children Details
|No.Of. Male Kids||0|
|No.Of. Female Kids||1|
Son – None
Daughter – Amiya Dev (born; 16 January 1996)
Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known
|Kapil Dev’s Caste||Father – Not Known|
|Mother – Same As Fathers|
|Mother Tongue||Not Revealed Yet|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi|
Address, Native, Hometown, Current City
|Native / Origin||Chandigarh, India|
|Home Town||Chandigarh, India|
|Kapil Dev’s Current City||Chandigarh, India|
|Address||A sprawling house at Sundar Nagar, Delhi|
|School||DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh|
|College||Did Not Attend|
|Kapil Dev’s Qualification||Not Known|
|Other Education Notes||Not Known|
June 1, 1959
Not Revealed Yet
No Hobbies Revealed Yet
Physical Traits & Appearance:
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Personality, Physical Appearance
Body, Height, Weight
|Body Measurements||Not Known|
|Eye Colour||Brown Eyes|
|Hair Colour||Mix Shades|
|Hair Length||Medium Length|
Not Known (Approx.)
Not Filled Yet (Approx.)
Yet To Update
|Does Kapil Dev, Consume Alcohol?||Yes|
|Does Kapil Dev, Smoke Cigarettes?||No|
|Is Kapil Dev, Swims?||Yes|
|Is Kapil Dev, Yoga Practitioner?||Yes|
|Is Kapil Dev, a Jogger?||Not Sure Yet|
|Kapil Dev’s Hobbies||Movies|
|Food||Continental, Italian, Thai|
|Music||Indian classical, Reggae|
|Sports||Golf, Squash, Table-tennis|
- He likes to drink alcohol.
- Former sports in charge of DAV School (from where Dev received his primary education), V. P. Paul once said – “He would listen to the commentary endlessly during school hours also. Kapil was a triple jumper and even won medals at the junior level in school.”
- Until the age of 13, he did not play cricket.
- He accidentally got into cricket. When the sector 16 team was one player short, Dev was selected. His elder brother, Bhushan Nikhanj encouraged him a lot after being selected.
- Recalling the first meeting with Kapil Dev, his coach, Desh Prem Azad, had said, I had rejected Kapil at the first instance on his looks.”
- During the 1960s and 1970s, there would be matches between Pal Club and King Crown Club of Chandigarh. Kapil Dev used to play these matches. At that time, there was a trend that losers treated winners to Channa-Puri at a popular restaurant at sector 27 in Chandigarh.
- On the advice of Sunil Gavaskar, Dev modified his bowling action and started bowling from closer to the stumps to make his pace and outswing more dangerous for the batsman.
- It was Sunil Bhatia, his friend, who introduced him to Romi Bhatia, his future wife.
- In a match against West Indies in 1979, Romi Bhatia was invited by Kapil Dev to watch the match. In that match, Dev completed his first century by hitting a six.
- In 1980, Dev proposed to Romi Bhatia in a local train in Mumbai.
- During the 1980s, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Imran Khan, and Sir Richard Hadlee competed for being the best all-rounder in the world.
- Dev’s first Ranji captain, Dr. Ravinder Chadha once narrated an incident – It was Haryana Vs Punjab in the 1981 or 1982 when Rajinder Ghai got Kapil Dev out but Umpire rejected the appeal and Dev went on to score 193. At the end of the day, Ghai asked Umpire why did he do wrong umpiring. The umpire replied, Sabhi Log Kapil Ko Dekhne Aiyee Hain, Tumhe Nahin.
- In his long career of 184 innings, he never got run-out.
- His favourite shots were Hook and Drive. His favourite bowling deliveries were inswing and outswing yorker.
- Apart from playing cricket for India and Haryana State team, he had also played County Cricket in England for North amptonshire and Worcestershire.
- Dev was also good at playing football. In the 1980s, he played a football match with Shah Rukh Khan, who was then the captain of his college’s football team.
- During the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final, Kapil caught Sir Viv Richards at mid-wicket which was a turning point of the match.
- Around 1985, he launched ‘Dev Features,’ a syndicated agency, however, he could not get success in business and after initial failures in business, Kapil said, “I bought an office of my own (in Delhi’s central Bengali Market area) after having worked from my home. The business grew and I took the decision to venture into something more.”
- After winning the world cup, he became the first choice for TV commercials. His Palmolive Shaving Cream’s advertisement got very popular.
- Throughout his career, he never missed a Test match on the grounds of injury and fitness.
- After retirement in 1994, he took up golf and was only Asian founding member of Laureus Foundation.
- In 1994, he founded ‘Dev Musco’ and got into a floodlighting business. The idea of founding such business came to his mind when he went to the United States where he came across floodlit grounds of schools and colleges. On this business, he said, It was an eye opener really. Kids playing under floodlights. It was fascinating. It made me dream of setting up a similar infrastructure
- Later, his company Dev Musco went onto providing floodlights at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali and also provided floodlights in football, hockey, and golf.
- In 2008, he was honoured as the Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
- In May 2017, he unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum, New Delhi, India.
- He has appeared in several Bollywood films in cameo roles including “Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi”, “Iqbal,” “Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli,” and “Mujhse Shadi Karogi.”
- Dev has written 3 autobiographies: “By God’s Decree” (1985), “Cricket My Style” (1987), and “Straight From The Heart” (2004).
- He has a good friendship with a cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan of Pakistan. When Imran Khan became the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Kapil Dev was invited for the swearing-in ceremony but he declined the invitation.
- Director Kabir Khan has made a biopic on Kapil Dev’s life titled ’83’ in which actor Ranveer Singh has played the lead role. Deepika Padukone has played the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia.
- In 1994, at the height of match-fixing controversies, the former BCCI President, I.S. Bindra alleged that Kapil Dev had offered money to Manoj Prabhakar to under-perform during the 1994 India tour of Sri Lanka. However, the allegation was dismissed later.
- In 2016, Kapil Dev and his wife, Romi Bhatia came under the radar of the Income Tax Department when he and his wife purchased the shares of a company at a discounted price. The Income Tax department issued the notice and asked the concerned officer to seek an explanation from Kapil Dev and his family.
Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets
|Kapil Dev’s Salary||Salary (as the Coach of the Indian National Cricket Team during 1999-2000) 5 lakh per match + bonus|
|Assets||Elevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant in Sector-35, Chandigarh, Elevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant at Fraser Road in Patna, Bihar, 5% stake in Zicom Electronics, Dev Musco Lighting Pvt Limited in partnership with Musco Lighting to install floodlights in sports venues in India, SAMCO Ventures; holding company for SAMCO Securities|
Movable and Immovable Assets
- Four -door Porsche Panamera sedan
- C-Class Mercedes (HR 26 DA 1983)
- Mercedes GLS 350 d (HR 26 DB 1983)
- Toyota Fortuner (DL 8 CAF 1983)
- Elevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant in Sector-35, Chandigarh, India
Favourites and Preferences
|Favourite Actor||Not Known|
|Favourite Actresses||Not Known|
|Favourite Film(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Director(s)||Don’t Know|
|Favourite Food||Cheese, Thai and Italian Cuisines|
|Favourite Drink||Not Known|
|Favourite Fruit||Not Known|
|Preferred Outfit||Not Known|
|Preferred Perfume||Not Known|
|Favourite Destination(s)||Not Known|
|Kapil Dev’s Favourite Colour||Not Known|
|Favourite Musician||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Singer(s)||No Such|
|Favourite Song(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport(s)||Not Revealed Yet|
Filmography:Movie/Television/Web Series/Serial(s) Career:
No Movies Career yet
International Debut ODI- 1 October 1978 against Pakistan at Quetta
Test- 16-21 October 1978 against Pakistan at Faisalabad
International Retirement ODI- 17 October 1994 against West Indies at Faridabad
Test- 19-23 March 1994 against New Zealand at Hamilton
Jersey Number – N/A (during his time, the culture of Jersey Number was not there)
Domestic/State Team(s) :
Coach/Mentor – Desh Prem Azad
Batting Style – Right-handed
Bowling Style – Right-arm fast-medium
Favourite Shot – Hook & Drive
Favourite Ball – Out-swing & In-swing Yorker
Captaincy and World Cup 1983
Before the World Cup 1983, Kapil Dev was made India’s captain replacing Sunil Gavaskar during the tour of West Indies 1982. However, during the whole tour, India could secure only one victory in ODI. Throughout the world cup, India lost only two matches; one to Australia and another to West Indies. In a match against Zimbabwe, he saved India by scoring 175 runs off just 138 balls. This century came when the top-order batsmen of India did nothing. Together with Kirmani, he put a 126 runs partnership that was unbroken for the next 27 years. He was selected Man of the Match.
In Semi-final, India beat England by six wickets and faced West Indies in final. In the final match, India got all-out at 183 runs and Dev scored only 15 runs and took only one wicket, but due to the good bowling performance of Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath, India restricted West Indies at 140 runs and won its first World Cup. During the 8 matches of World Cup, he scored 303 runs and took 12 wickets.
After World Cup, West Indies toured India, it defeated India a 6 match Test series by 3-0 and won the ODI series by 5-0. India could not achieve a single victory. Under his captaincy, Team India reached semi-final at the 1987 World Cup but lost to England before reaching final. In 1994, he retired from Cricket.
Records (main ones)
- In 1994, Kapil Dev broke Richard Hadlee’s record of the highest Test wicket-taker in the world, which was later broken by Courtney Walsh in 1999
- Only player to have more than 5000 test runs (5248) and 400 wickets (434).
- Most innings in a career (184) without being run out
- Youngest test cricketer to take 100 (21 years, 25 days), 200 (24 years) and 300 wickets (27 years, 2 days)
- Only test captain to take a 9 wicket haul in a test innings
- Highest wicket-taker till his retriement in 1994 (253 wickets)
- Highets ever Peak rating (631; on 22 March 1985
- Highest ODI score when batting at number 6 position or lower; as well in World Cup history(175*)
- Most number of balls in an ODI innings when batting at number six position in ODI history (138, tied with Neil McCallum).
1979 – 80: Arjuna Award
1982: Padma Shri
1983: Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1991: Padma Bhushan
2002: Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century
2008: Honoured as Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army
2010: ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
2013: CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award