Kapil Dev: Biopic, Family, Career, Net Worth, Awards

Great Kapil Dev, a former all-rounder cricketer of the Indian team, bowled like wind and batted with a hard swing. Kapil Dev was a good striker of the ball and a fast bowler & born in Punjab (Chandigarh) on 06 January 1959. This Legend led the Indian cricket team to great heights. Leading to the victory in 1983 to the world cup was one of the things, a first-ever world cup title for India. Wisden named Kapil Dev as Indian Cricketer of the Century. he was the youngest captain to win the world cup in 1983 in his twenties when he was 24 years old. 

He was one of the founding members of Laureus Foundation; out of 40, he was the only Asian one. During an event in Delhi by Delhi urological society, Kapil Dev pledged his organs in the event. Currently, he is also working as a Hindi commentator on various sports channels.

Kapil Dev
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Kapil Dev Family

Kapil Dev Wife

He was married to Romi Bhatia in 1980.

Kapil Dev Daughter

Kapil Dev had a beautiful daughter named Amiya Dev, who was born on 16 January 1996. Kapil Dev daughter Amiya Dev joined Kabir Khan as an assistant for the film “83”.

Kapil Dev Career Statictics

Name of the playerKapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Nick Name and other namesPaaji, The Haryana Hurricane
Date of birth6th January 1959
Current age62
BattingRight handed
BowlingRight arm fast and medium pacer
Deployed roleAll rounder
First ODI match on1 October 1978 against Pakistan
Last ODI match on17 October 1994 against West Indies
Runs in Test cricket5248
Runs in ODI cricket3783
50/100’s in Test and ODI27/8 and 14/1 respectively.
Wicket in Test and ODI434 and 253 respectively.

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Early stages of Kapil Dev’s Career

On 16 October 1978, Sir Kapil Dev made his international cricket debut in Test format. Although he was not that good in his primary matches, figures were not that good and did not reflect his major contributions in crucial times. He amazed Pakistani batters with his deadly bouncers and sheer pace. Kapil Dev reflected his caliber with his exceptional all-rounder abilities when he scored 50 in 33 balls with 2 Sixes in both innings during the third test in Pakistan (Karachi).

India lost the series by 2-0. India had a series with West Indies on the next stage, Where Kapil Dev scored a test century with a decent bowling performance taking 17 wickets. In a series against England, he scored 45 runs with a low average of 7.5 and took 16 wickets which were terrible. From his debut to the 1979 world cup Indian team would do no wonders on the cricket field. 

People started cheering for his talent when he did a five-wicket haul with 28 overall wickets in the series, and he scored 212 runs consisting of a 50 with an Avg of 22.32; from there, he started getting fame. Pakistan had a tour in India in 1979-80 where Kapil Dev managed to take ten wickets to haul in a single match (4 wickets for 90 runs in the first half and seven wickets for 56 runs in the second half of the innings), scoring 84 in just 98 balls in Chennai at Chepauk Stadium. These were his career-best figures till now. Kapil Dev was the youngest one to take 100 wickets and make 1000 runs in just 25 matches.

Kapil Dev 1983 World Cup

Kapil Dev 175

He was the high-end impactful performer of the series, where he delivered impressive 175 runs of just 138 deliveries from the team getting collapse on 17 runs for five wickets against Zimbabwe. It’s not just by the bat; he threw only 32 runs from his 11 overs. The quality of Kapil was seen in the whole tournament with his good economy and bowling online and length by restricting West Indian before 183.

Kapil Dev bowled on the hard tight length, conceding only 21 runs for 11 overs with four maidens. In the whole tournament, he played eight matches with an economy of 3. he was the 5th highest run-getter in the tournament with a good strike rate of 108, in which he also managed to get 12 wickets.

Even his fielding efforts didn’t fall short, out of which one was running backward to take Viv Richards catch. His leadership skills in guiding, inspiring, motivating the team to win the World Cup of 1983. 

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Kapil Dev Net Worth

Kapil Dev takes money in God’s pounds by collaborating with brands and through endorsement with various brands. The estimated net worth is around 220 Crore in Indian rupees and around 30 million US dollars in foreign currency. His major income source is cricket, and his Brand value as a cricketer is very high as he is one of the most successful and respected personalities in India. Currently, he is doing commentary for National and International matches of India and other teams, which is also a major source of making a huge amount of money.

Kapil Dev
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Let’s discuss some of the assets holed by Kapil Dev:-

  • He Owns a Porsche and luxurious house in his city (Chandigarh).
  • Kapil dev rides a Porche Panamera, which comes around 2.67 crores.
  • He has also invested in ITL (Indian trading league), around 3 million US Dollars.
  • He holds a stake in SAMCO ventures.
  • Kapil Dev also plays Golf professionally, which had also turned as a good option of earning a good amount of money,

Kapil Dev Cricket Academy

CSD Sahara Cricket Academy

Kapil Dev Hotel in Chandigarh

Kapil Dev also owns various businesses across the country, a hotel named “Kaptain’s Retreat Hotel in Chandigarh; another one is “Captain’s Eleven.”

Kapil Dev Retirement

Kapil Dev took retirement in 1994 from international cricket, achieving the Number of records like holding the Number of wickets taken in the test match and the highest wicket-taker in other formats of cricket. Prime player to take 200 wickets in the long format of the game, being a solo player to take 400 wickets and make 5000 runs in test cricket. Famous cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar praised and applauded, calling him one of the greatest all-rounders India has ever produced.

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Kapil Dev Books

Kapil Dev has written four books so far, the latest of which he wrote in 2019 was “We, The Sikhs.” Also, “Straight from the Heart” in 2004, “Cricket My Style” in 1987 & “By God’s Decree” in 1985.

Kapil Dev Awards

11979-80Arjuna Award
21982Padma Shri
31983Wisden Cricketer of the Year
41991Padma Bhushan
52002Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century
62010ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
72013The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India by NDTV

Kapil Dev Biopic

The film on the great Kapil Dev’s biography named “83” is being released in cinemas on 24th December. The film trailer was released yesterday at 9 am, which has got five crore views so far. Ranveer Singh has played the character of Kapil Dev in the film, and people are also like his look very much.

“83” Movie Trailler

“83” Movie Starcast

This film is made on the ups and downs in the life of Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh played the character of Kapil Dev in the film. This film is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnuvardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, 83 Film Ltd.

Ranveer SinghKapil Dev (Captain)
Deepika PadukoneRomi Bhatia (Kapil’s Wife)
Pankaj TripathiPR Man Singh (Manager)
JiivaKrishnamachari Srikkanth
Tahir Raj Bhasin Sunil Gavaskar
Saqib SaleemMohinder Amarnath
Harrdy SandhuMadan Lal
Nishant DahiyaRoger Binny
Dhairya KarwaRavi Shastri
Ammy Virk Balwinder Sandhu
Adinath KothareDilip Vengsarkar
Sahil KhattarSyed Kirmani
Boman Irani Farokh Engineer
Jatin SarnaYashpal Sharma
Dinker SharmaKirti Azad

Got goosebumps after seeing the trailer, so how much fun will be in the film. So don’t forget, must watch the film on 24th December 2021 and tell in the comments how did you like the film.

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