Kapil Dev is celebrating his 62nd Birthday today on 6th December. The all-time legendary all-rounder was the greatest Indian cricketer in the history of the sport. He led India to the historic World cup win in 1983; a moment that changed Indian cricket.
Kapil Dev has made many records as he was the first bowler to take 200 ODI wickets and was one of the most restrictive bowlers in the history of the format. Also he is the only player to score 5000+ runs and 400+ wickets in Test Cricket History.
He claims achievement and respect in the cricket circles that after so many years of his retirement still cricketers follow his suggestions in the sport. Cricketers wished Kapil Dev on twitter with reminding memories.
VVS Laxman tweeted, “Warm birthday wishes to a man who has touched and inspired so many lives with joy. Wishing you a blessed, healthy, fruitful and eventful year @KapilDev paaji.” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a picture with Kapil Dev having a laugh and wished him happiness and health.
Official account of ICC reminded Kapil Dev’s records and world cup win of 1983 through a tweet. ICC also posted a video of ICC 1983 World cup story of India. Video features the semifinal and final match facts and experts explaining the story of Kapil Dev leading India to a historic win.
Ranveer Singh too posted a video dedicated to Kapil Dev with a thankful message to him. Ranveer is playing the role of Kapil Dev in his upcoming movie ’83’; the story of the world cup win. The movie was set to release in the April 2020 but got delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic situation.