Kapil Dev

(Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj)

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • Born: January 6, 1959
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Athlete









Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Kapil Dev is one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. He was also India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.

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All artists are crazy.
All you have to do is to dream big and try to fulfil it.
Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Sports & Athletics ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
As a sportsman, my aim was to help sportspersons grow. The idea is to see what is good for sport rather than what's good for individuals. Sports & Athletics
As an Indian, I would like to back my government. Government
As I enter a new phase of life and my circle broadens, I start learning new things. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
Certain cricketers are meant to play Test cricket.
Cricket has become more popular, not me... When the game grows, those who've played it also 'grow.'
Cricket is very simple... you play till you can sustain.
Every person gets negative things, they learn from those negative things, and you become a positive person.
Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Good sports facilities are a blessing. Sports & Athletics
I always breathe cricket.
I am not too intelligent.
I don't look into negative things. Go past mistakes and look forward.
I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.
I have great respect for Jaypee Greens as a company that has produced a truly world class, 24-carat, championship golf course. I am happy to be associated with a company with such outstanding qualities. Respect
I have no political aspirations. That's it.
I have played cricket on my own terms.
I never said, 'I wouldn't help a cricketer if he approaches me.'
I never wanted to take autographs, always wanted to give them. To do this, you have to achieve something.
I think pride is more important sometimes than making money. Money, Coins & Minting
I used to hate any batsman who would not get out in my deliveries.
I was a naughty kid. Teachers did not like me much.
I wasn't a ladies' man.
I, as a cricketer, would like to see 100 counties playing top-flight cricket, just like tennis and football. If I am alive to see that, I will be very happy.
If I can teach cricket overseas, why wouldn't I do so in my own country?
If you are playing on a turning wicket, toss plays an important role. The team that wins the toss gets an opportunity to play on the fresh wicket. You should always prepare the wicket as per team's strength. But a rank turner might backfire.
If you have two good off spinners, what is the problem in playing both of them.
If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things get hidden.
If your work becomes a source of enjoyment and a challenge, it will never seem like work - it will be fun. If you ever feel that your work is a burden, there is no point carrying on with it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
In the long run, I believe that honesty is definitely the best policy. One can get away by being dishonest for a short term, but ultimately, honesty is what pays.
Irrespective of any political party, I am a supporter of good people who want to do something for the society. Society
It is always nice when you are honoured. The Lifetime award makes me feel old. I am only 55.
It isn't easy being a celebrity cricketer in India.
Let me clarify it through the national news agency that I am not joining Aam Aadmi Party. There has been reports that I will be officially joining AAP, but I can assure you that nothing of that sort is happening.
Maybe a day will come when we may have to just put on a pair of glasses and see sports events. Sports & Athletics
My best wishes are with Indian cricket in general. I wish each one of our cricketers success at the international and domestic level. Success
My role models have kept on changing.
No cricket should be played for at least a month anywhere in the world after a World Cup.
One can't feel old in a day or overnight!
People never expected a boy from a small town to have a life like I did. Life
People often ask me whether I believe in God. I haven't seen God. But I think that one's beliefs are one's God - and, in those terms, yes, God is there. Religion & God
Selectors can't please everyone, but I am OK if they are working for the benefit of Indian cricket. It's an administrative decision to appoint a selection committee, and I would like to let them do their job.
Speed can't always get you wickets.
Spirituality lies in what you do and how you do it and not what result you get.
Sports is my passion. Sports & Athletics
Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion. Sports & Athletics
Test cricket is a different sort of cricket altogether. Some players who are good for one-day cricket may be a handicap in a Test match.
The biggest test for any cricketer in England is the weather.
The hunger to win must not die... The appetite has to remain big.
The next generation has always been and will be better than the previous one. If it is not, then the world would not be moving forward.
The West Indians and Pakistanis play one-day cricket so well because they play for English counties.
There is inspiration all around us.
Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Sports & Athletics
Try and understand: cricket was played by Commonwealth countries only; now it has started in other countries as well, and I am proud of that.
Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else, and if he can play till 32 or 34 with same fitness and without injuries, he will come to a point where not even Vivian Richards neither Sachin Tendulkar had such a record.
When I was a boy, cricket was very, very English. Anyone who spoke English and anyone from a big town could play. And that was it.
When you have to work, work with a smile. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When you take risks and things don't go your way, you can be heavily criticised by the media.