The former India Captain, Kapil Dev turned 62 years old on Wednesday & wishes poured in for the legendary cricketer from across the globe. The BCCI took to twitter to share some of Kapil Dev’s career highlights.
Former India Cricketers & his fans from across the globe wished Kapil Dev on twitter. Aakash Chopra also extended good wishes for Kapil Dev & prayed for his good health. “Wishing @therealkapildev a very happy birthday Pray for good health and happiness,” Chopra wrote on Twitter.
“Here’s wishing the greatest cricketer of India @therealkapildev a very happy birthday. No one has had as much an impact on the game in India, as you have, paaji. Have a great year #Legend #KapilDev,” Dodda Ganesh tweeted.
Kapil Dev started his International Career in October 1978 against Pakistan. Kapil Dev has played 131 test matches for India & scored 5,248 runs. He scalped 438 wickets in Test format of Cricket. In ODIs the all-rounder has represented India in 225 games. He picked up 253 wickets & scored 3,783 runs. Kapil Dev scored just one century in the limited overs format which is one of his famous knock of 175 runs that came against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup.
In the same tournament, Kapil Dev’s spectacular performance helped India to lift the World Cup by defeating West Indies in the finals. He was also awarded with Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan awardee for his spectacular career span which ended in 1994.