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Kapil Dev

Birthdate: 6. January 1959

Kapil Dev Nikhanj , better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002,Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was India's national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000. He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also India's highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket, Tests and ODIs. He is the first player to take 200 ODI wickets. He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests, making him one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. On 11 March 2010, Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

„I don’t tell myself I am a hero. People do look up to performers and think of them as heroes…Hero worship in India is too big. It is both right and wrong. It is fair to respect people who have done things that others haven’t but it is not right to traet them as gods.“

—  Kapil Dev

Quoted in [Datta Bandegiri,Asavari Fadanis & Aparna Atre, Paper solution English Reader(L.L.) Std.X, http://books.google.com/books?id=iBg8W5l2DlUC&pg=PA87, Jeevandeep Prakashan Pvt Ltd, 87–, GGKEY:C8230HKTBTZ, 87]

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„Test cricket is for batsmen, not bowlers. Bowlers are like slaves," Kapil Dev.“

—  Kapil Dev

Quoted in Profile: Kapil Dev, 20 December 2013, Sify.com http://www.sify.com/sports/Profile-Kapil-Dev-imagegallery-2-Cricket-ji3aMUgfjij.html?post_ad=1,

„…his mother was very old, and his father was no longer alive -- hence there cannot be another Kapil Dev!“

—  Kapil Dev

When questioned "why a big country like India could not produce another fast bowler like him" quoted in Bigg Boss 6: Sidhu recalls funny sides of Kapil and Sachin, 18 October 2012, 20 December 2013, Times of India http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-18/tv/34554217_1_kapil-dev-kapil-dev-sachin-tendulkar,

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