Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club’s Hall of Fame

Posted on:19 Jan 2017 09:39:53
Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club’s Hall of Fame
19 January 2017 Current Affairs: Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev on 17 January 2017 was inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame' in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Dev was inducted in presence of former captains Sunil Gavaskar, Nari Contractor and Ajit Wadekar at the Cricket Club of India.

Madhav Apte, President of the Legends Club and the former Indian cricketer, presented the honour to Kapil Dev.

Kapil Dev : Kapil Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1983. He is considered as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.In 2002, Wisden named him as the Indian Cricketer of the Century.

Between October 1999 and August 2000, he served as India's national cricket coach.

During the 1980s, he developed a fine inswinging yorker, which he used against tail-enders.He was nicknamed as The Haryana Hurricane. He held the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket. The record was broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000.

He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken 434 wickets. He is the only player to have scored more than 5000 runs in Tests. He was also India's highest wicket taker in Tests and ODIs.He retired in 1994.

After retirement from cricket, he took up golf. He was the only Asian founding member of Laureus Foundation in 2000.

He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 8 March 2010.In 1979-80, he was honoured with the Arjuna Award.

In 1982, he was awarded the Padma Shri. In 1991, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan.

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