Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj is a well-known figure in the Indian cricket history. Being a former cricketer, he has played for India with his fast bowling and hard-hitting batsman skills.
In Indian cricket history, he is recognized to be “the supreme all-rounder” player. Also, when recalling the cricket history, another fact emerged that he is considered as “one of the finest cricket team captain.” During the year 2002, he was given the title of ‘Indian Cricketer of the Century’ by Wisden.
Kapil Dev Net Worth 2020
As per the 2020 estimation, Kapil Dev’s net worth is US $30 million, which converts to 211.21 Crores INR. In Indian cricket, his fans are a lot and increase day-by-day. In such a famous world, one star is Kapil Dev who attained most of his wealth from cricket.
Kapil Dev Biography
|Full Name||Kapil Dev|
|Birth Date||6th January 1959|
|Place of Birth||Chandigarh, India|
|Current Residence||Chandigarh, India|
|Age (as of 2020)||61 Years|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft)|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ram Lal Nikhanj (father) and Raj Kumari (mother) got blessed with Kapil Dev Nikhanj on 1959 January 6th in Chandigarh. His father was a prominent merchant of timber and mother was a housewife.
Both of them resided in the region of Shah Yakka, currently situated in the Okara district in Pakistan. Before the partition, Kapil Dev’s four sisters took birth at the Okara district. After the partition, they shifted to Fazilka, where his two brothers took birth.
Later on, they moved to reside in Chandigarh. He took admission to D.A.V. School and completed his schooling.
In his professional career, Dev was the captain of the Indian team, which achieved the trophy of the “Cricket World Cup 1983″.
From October 1999 to 2000 August, he was the cricket coach for India’s national matches. In 1994, he announced his retirement.
At his retirement, he held a record for ‘hitting the highest digit of wickets in the Test cricket.’ Subsequently, in 2000, Courtney Walsh broke the record.
In cricket history, he is the 1st player who was able to hit 200 ODI wickets. In 2010, he got inducted with great honor and fame into the Hall of Fame of the ICC Cricket.
Biographies and Films
In his personal life, he had written ‘3 autobiographical works.’ In 1985, ‘By God’s Decree’ got aired and ‘Cricket My Style’ came out in 1987.
One of the recent autobiographies was released by him in 2004, named ‘Straight from the heart.’ in his cameo career, he appeared in several films, including Iqbal, Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi.
Achievements and Honors
From 1979 to 1980, Dev was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Arjuna Award’ for his excellent cricket journey.
He received the ‘Padma Shri’ in year 1982 and ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’ in 1983.
Certain awards received by Kapil Dev from 1991 to 2013 include Padma Bhushan, ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, Wisden Cricketer of the Century, NDTV honor for 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India, and CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
Marriage and Kids
In 1980, Dev tied his knots with Romit Bhatia. Afterward, they got blessed with a baby girl on 16 January 1996 who was named Amiya Dev.