Kapil Dev : A prime mover in Indian Cricket Team

Full Name: Kapil Dev Nikhanj

Born: 6 January 1959, Chandigarh, Punjab

Religion: Hindu

Batting Style: Right-handed

Bowling Style: Right arm Fast

Team: India

Role: Batting All-rounder

Spouse/Ex: Romi

Father: Ram Lal Nikhanj

Mother: Raj Kumari


Kapil’s Cricket Career

  • Oct 16, 1978 Test debut (vs Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium)
  • Mar 19, 1994, Last Test (vs New Zealand at Seddon Park)
  • Oct 01, 1978 ODI debut (vs Pakistan at Ayub National Stadium)
  • Oct 17, 1994, Last ODI (vs Windies at Nahar Singh Stadium)


Batting Career




Bowling Career




Engaging aspects

  • Fitness never stuck in his test carrier.
  • In the 1987 World Cup against Australia, Kapil Dev lost the game by 1 run. One boundary had mistakenly falsely been marked as 4 instead of 6 and Kapil Dev approved with the umpires to increase Australia’s total from 268 to 270.


Childhood Spotlights

The first man who fulfilled the dreams of India by winning World Cup was Kapil Dev, placed our contry in front of world. He was born in Chandigarh on 6th January 1959. Only some of us who knows his full name. By the way, the full name of Kapil Dev is Kapil Dev Nikhanj. His family was migrated from Rawalpindi, Pakistan during India-Pakistan division and started living to Fajilka, India. His father Mr. Ram Lal Nikhanj is a businessman. His mother Rajkumari Lajwanti was Mistress and was also from Pakistan. He had seven siblings and four of them was sisters and three was brothers. But he was at number 6 among them. His primary education was completed from DAV after graduation from Saint Edward College. His family saw his interest in Cricket then he went in the shelter of Desh Prem Azad. Later they shifted to Chandigarh. In 1980, he married Romi Bhatia. His daughter Amia came after 17 years of their marriage.




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