Birthday Special | Here are some records made by legendary Kapil Dev
In early 1994, Kapil Dev became the highest Test wicket-taker in the world, breaking the record held by Sir Richard Hadlee. Dev's record was broken by Courtney Walsh in 1999.
New Delhi: Cricket legend Kapil Dev, who guided India to its maiden World Cup triumph in 1983, turned 60 on Sunday.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to extend heartfelt message for the former Indian captain.
“Here's wishing #TeamIndia's 1983 World Cup winning Captain and one of the best all-rounders in Indian cricket @therealkapildev a very happy birthday”, BCCI tweeted.
Records made by Kapil Dev
-In early 1994, he became the highest Test wicket-taker in the world, breaking the record held by Sir Richard Hadlee. Dev's record was broken by Courtney Walsh in 1999.
-Only player to have achieved the all-rounder's double of 4,000 Test runs and 400 Test wickets.
-Most innings in a career (184) without being run out.
-Youngest test cricketer to take 100 (21 years, 25 days), 200 (24 years, days) and 300 wickets (27 years, 2 days).
-Best bowling figures in an innings of a test match as captain (9/83) and in fact, he is the only captain to take a 9 wicket haul in a test innings.
-Best bowling in a test innings in a losing cause (9/83).
-Highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket (1978-1994) with a career tally of 253 wickets.
-Peak rating (631) is the highest ever achieved (22 March 1985) after a World Series final against Pakistan in Australia.
-Highest ODI score when batting at number 6 position or lower as well in World Cup history(175*).
-Most number of balls in an ODI innings when batting at number six position in ODI history (138, tied with Neil McCallum).