Kapil Dev Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Kapil Dev

Real NameKapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
NicknameHaryana Hurricane, Dev
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weightin Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 41 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 16 October 1978 vs Pakistan at Faisalabad
ODI- 1 October 1978 vs Pakistan at Quetta
International RetirementTest- 19 March 1994 vs New Zealand at Hamilton
ODI- 17 October 1994 vs West Indies at Faridabad
Coach/MentorDesh Prem Azad
Domestic/State TeamHaryana,
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan
Favourite Shot/ballHook, Outswing, Inswinging Yorker
Records (main ones)• In early 1994, he broke the record held by Sir Richard Hadlee to become the highest Test Wicket-Taker in the world.
• He is the only player to have achieved the all-rounder's double (4000 Test Runs and 400 Test Wickets).
• When he took 300 wickets, he became the youngest player to do so (27 years, 2 days).
Career Turning PointWhen he won the World Cup for India in 1983
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 January 1959
Age (as in 2017)58 Years
Birth PlaceChandigarh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownChandigarh, India
SchoolD.A.V. School, Chandigarh, India
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother- Raj Kumari Lajwanti
Kapil Dev with his mother Raj Kumari Lajwanti
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Listening Music
Controversies• Throughout the career, his differences with Sunil Gavaskar were highly reported.
• In 2000, when he was coach of the Indian Cricket Team, his name appeared in the match-fixing allegation and he resigned subsequently.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodCheese, Thai and Italian Cuisines
Favourite ColourBlack, White
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeRomi Bhatia (married 1980)

ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- Amiya Dev (born 16 January 1996)
Kapil Dev with his wife Romi and daughter Amiya
Money Factor
Net Worth$30 million

Kapil Dev

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kapil Dev

  • Does Kapil Dev smoke?: Yes
  • Does Kapil Dev drink alcohol?: Yes
  • His father, Ram Lal Nikhanj, was a builder and timber contractor in Chandigarh.
  • During the partition of India, his parents had migrated from Rawalpindi, Punjab (now in Pakistan).
  • He played for Haryana for a long time (17 years) from 1975 to 1992.
  • He took his first wicket in the form of Sadiq Mohammad of Pakistan.
  • In his long career of 184 innings, he was never run out.
  • In 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev scored 303 runs, took 12 wickets and 7 catches.
  • In 1983 World Cup, when India was at the brink to be ousted from the quarter-final, he scored brilliant 175 runs against Zimbabwe and saved India from being ousted from the World Cup.
  • In 1990, during a Test match at the Lord’s, he hit 4 sixes to off-spinner Eddie Hemmings.
  • Throughout his career, he never missed a Test because of injury or fitness reasons.
  • On September 24 2008, he joined Territorial Army as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.
  • In 2002, Kapil Dev was voted as India’s Cricketer of the Century.
  • In 1994, after retirement from cricket, he took Golf and was the only Asian founding member of Laureus Foundation.
  • In 1999, he was appointed as India Team’s coach and held the post only for 10 months from October 1999 to August 2000.
  • He owns two restaurants in India, “Captain’s Eleven” in Chandigarh and Patna.
  • He has made cameo appearances in the following Bollywood films: “Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi”, “Iqbal”, “Chain Khuli ki Main Khuli” and “Mujhse Shadi Karogi”.
  • Kapil Dev has written 3 autobiographies: “By God’s Decree” (1985), “Cricket My Style” (1987), “Straight From The Heart” (2004).

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