21 Facts About Kapil Dev

1. Kapil dev was born on 6 January, 1959 at Chandigarh.

2. Kapil is regarded as India's greatest all-rounder.

3. Kapil has represented India in 131 Test Matches and 225 ODIs.

4. India's greatest pacer, Kapil has 434 wickets in Tests and 253 ODI wickets. With the bat he has 5248 Test and 3783 ODI runs to his credit.

5. Kapil made both his Test and ODI debuts against Pakistan in the year 1978.

6. Kapil's first Test wicket was that of Sadiq Mohammad of Pakistan .

7. In the ODI format, his first wicket was that of Imran Khan.

8. Kapil Dev captained India in 34 test matches [4 wins, 1 tied, 22 drawn and 7 loss] and 74 ODI matches [39 wins, 33 loss and 2 no-result].

9. His best bowling analysis in a Test innings was 9 wickets for 83 runs verses the West Indies at Ahmadabad in the year 1983.

10. He has taken a five wicket haul in a test innings 23 times in his career.

11. Kapil's sole five wicket haul in ODI cricket came against Australia at Nottingham on 13 July, 1983.

12. On 17 occassions has Kapil bowled 10 or more overs in a ODI match without claiming a wicket.

13. Kapil has 153 wickets from 140 away or neutral venue ODI matches. On the Test arena 215 wickets from 66 away matches.

14.  Kapil Dev's highest Test score is 163 verses Sri Lanka at Kanpur in the year 1986.

15. His highest ODI score is 175 not out verses Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wills on 18 July, 1983. This was during the 1983 Prudential World Cup which India ultimately won. Kapil, who was captaining the Indian team, had single handedly won India the match on that day.

16. Kapil has 8 Test and 1 ODI century to his credit.

17. Kapil's last test wicket was that of Adam Parore of New Zealand.

18. His last ODI wicket was that of Hashan Tilakaratne of Sri Lanka.

19. Kapil played his final Test against New Zealand at Hamilton in the year 1994.

20. He played his last ODI against West Indies at Faridabad in the year 1994.

21. Kapil was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century.