Kapil Dev, the legendary all-rounder of Indian cricket, is also popularly known as one of the greatest cricketers that India has ever produced. The former Indian skipper had created history when he led the Indian squad to win the first World Cup for India in the year 1983.
The Haryana Hurricane, who turned 58 today, is a legend who will always be remembered for popularising the game of cricket in India. Who can forget his sensational knock in the 1983 World Cup where he scored an unbeaten 175 runs or his exploits with the ball on number of occasions that gave India some famous wins, home and abroad.
Kapil Dev was also the coach of Indian team for 10 months between October 1999 to August 2000.
On his birthday, Twitter flooded with wishes for the legend who revolutionised the game in India.
India need 24 runs to avoid follow on and 9 wickets down vs England and Kapil Dev did this..
Happy Birthday Kapil Dev!
— Chaitu Bhaktudu™ (@Chay_4_Ever) January 6, 2018
— Reliance Entertainment (@RelianceEnt) January 6, 2018
@therealkapildev very Happy birthday Paaji.
— Dinesh Prajapati (@DineshP23641552) January 6, 2018
@therealkapildev happy birthday sir !!!
— Mayank Priyadarshi (@M2912P) January 6, 2018
Happy Birthday to one of the India’s Best Skipper & maiden World Cup winning captain for India Kapil Dev…!#HappyBirthdayKapilDev
— Shanif (@shanif2010) January 6, 2018
— Mohan Prabhu (@Mohi_Indian) January 6, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2018
Tests – 5,248 runs, 434 wickets
ODIs – 3,783 runs, 253 wickets
— ICC (@ICC) January 6, 2018
Wishing @therealkapildev Paaji a very very happy birthday.🎂✌️ You always have been an inspiration and will continue to do so. May God bless you always.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 6, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 6, 2018
A life lived passionately is a life worth celebrating. Happy birthday to one of the most passionate cricketers India has seen, @therealkapildev!
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 6, 2018