India’s 1983 World Cup-Winning Captain Kapil Dev Celebrates His 64th Birthday
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The best innings stats for a captain were 9 for 83 against the West Indies in Ahmedabad in 1983. An Indian took the most wickets in a single year with 75 in 18 Tests (1983). The best bowling by the Indian captain was 10 wickets for 135 runs against the West Indies in Ahmedabad (1983)
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Sachin Tendulkar Sends Birthday Wishes to Kapil Dev
A ten-year-old boy saw Kapil Dev lifting the 1983 World Cup and started dreaming of winning another one for India. That boy was me. Happy birthday, Kapil Paaji! May you continue to inspire millions. pic.twitter.com/OSIKPqptNX
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 6, 2023
With 5 for 43 against Australia in Nottingham during the 1983 World Cup, an Indian became the first player to take five wickets in an inning. The first person in cricket history to get 3000 runs and 250 wickets.
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Kapil Dev hand Indira Gandhi WC 1983 Trophy
At the 1983 World Cup in Tunbridge Wells, India’s 175* against Zimbabwe made him the first player to score a century. The highest average against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup at Tunbridge Wells was 175* for players who batted fifth or lower.