Kapil Dev Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Kapil Dev Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family Biography & Much More

Kapil Dev Biography

Kapil Dev, a cricketing legend born on January 6, 1959, in Chandigarh, India, is renowned for his remarkable achievements in the sport. Rising to prominence as an all-rounder, he captained the Indian cricket team to its historic World Cup victory in 1983, a watershed moment in Indian cricketing history. His bowling prowess, characterized by his dynamic pace and swing, coupled with his explosive batting skills, solidified his status as an iconic figure in the game. Beyond cricket, Dev’s leadership and sportsmanship continue to inspire generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of sports as an enduring symbol of excellence.

General Information About Famous Cricketer Kapil Dev

Full NameNicknameProfessionDate of BirthCurrent ageWifeNationality
Kapil DevKapil PaajiCricketerJanuary 6, 195965 years, 5 months, 15 daysRomi BhatiaIndian

Exploring Kapil Dev Personal Journey

NameBirth NameNicknameHeightFigureWeightEye ColorHair ColorDate of BirthReligionPresent AddressHometown
Kapil Dev NikhanjKapil DevKapil Paaji6’0″Athletic86 kgBrownBlackJanuary 6, 1959Hinduism[Not Provided]Chandigarh, India

Kapil Dev Education

PersonEducation Details
Kapil DevKapil Dev did not attend any formal college education as he started focusing on cricket at a very young age. However, he is a recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from Kurukshetra University in 2018.

Kapil Dev Favorite

CategoryFavorite
FoodIndian Cuisine
Actor/ActressAmitabh Bachchan
MusiciansLata Mangeshkar
Song“Roobaroo” by A.R. Rahman
Book“Playing It My Way” by Sachin Tendulkar
HobbiesGolf, Fishing
Films“Sholay”, “Lagaan”
ColourBlue
PerfumeN/A
DirectorRajkumar Hirani
Holiday DestinationsSwitzerland, Maldives
LikesSpending time with family, Cricket, Traveling

Kapil Dev Relationship Journey

Partner’s NameRelationship Status
Romi BhatiaMarried

Kapil Dev Career Journey

YearCareer Milestone
1971Made his First-class debut for Punjab
1978Made his Test debut for India
1980Married Romi Bhatia
1983Captained the Indian cricket team to win the Cricket World Cup
1988Broke Richard Hadlee’s record for most Test wickets
1994Retired from International cricket
1999Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
2002Became the coach of the Indian national cricket team
2011Resigned as the coach of the Indian national cricket team
2013Appointed as the chairman of the National Cricket Academy
2020Appointed as Chancellor of Haryana Sports University

Kapil Dev Career Statistics

Test Cricket

CategoryStatistics
Matches131
Wickets434
Five-wicket matches23
Runs5,248
Centuries8

One-Day Internationals (ODIs)

CategoryStatistics
Matches225
Wickets253
Runs3,783
Centuries1

Other Achievements

CategoryStatistics
First genuine fast bowler for India
Led India to victory in the 1983 Prudential Cup
Second player in cricket history to claim 400 wickets
Broke Richard Hadlee’s record of 431 wickets in 1994

Kapil Dev Income

CategoryAmount
Net Worth$30 million
Salary per yearINR 12 crore
Salary per monthINR 1 crore
Salary per weekINR 25,00,000
Endorsements & earningsINR 20-30 lakh per year

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