Kapil Dev

  • Kapil Dev wins Lifetime Achievement award in UK 6 days ago

    London: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords here. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum (IBEF), was presented to the former India World Cup-winning captain on Wednesday evening for his contribution to the sport and...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cupwinning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Devled Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • No Khel Ratna to be awarded for the year 2014 August 12, 2014

    The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. ...
  • No athlete for Khel Ratna in 2014, 15 recommended for Arjuna Award August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. Athletes Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia, Somdev Devvarman, Jeev Milkha Singh, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajariya were shortlisted for the...
  • Excess cricket behind injuries to fast bowlers: Kapil Dev August 7, 2014

    Manchester: India's former legendary allrounder and captain Kapil Dev, now a television commentator, believes India's current quick bowlers are frequently getting injured because of an excess of cricket. "I used to play only five months of cricket in a year, they play 10 months of cricket a year these days," he...
  • Kapil Dev lambasts India's poor fielding in Southampton defeat August 4, 2014

    Manchester: Former India captain Kapil Dev has criticised the team for dropping catches that allowed England batsmen to take control of the third Test in Southampton. As a result, India lost by 266 runs, squandering their lead in the fivematch series that now stands at 11. The visitors had won the...
  • 2014 Lord's win more special than 1986 July 23, 2014

    Winning the second Test of the ongoing series in England, Indian cricket's only second triumph at Lord's, has brought back memories of India's first Test win at the Home of Cricket in 1986 when the visitors beat the Englishmen by five wickets. Ishant Sharma's spell of 7 for 74 on the...
  • Snapshot: OMG! Kapil Dev spotted wearing the trippiest pair of pants ever invented. Enter the hypnotic grid. July 22, 2014

    "Bet you never saw kapil dev in these trousers! at the botham charity day" tweeted cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle helpfully attaching a picture of the famous cricketer in what can only be described as the trippiest pair of pants man (or woman) has ever invented. Enter the grid, human. ...
  • Kapil Dev wants Indian batsmen to deliver in England July 1, 2014

    Though India were thrashed 40 in their last tour to England, former captain Kapil Dev is of the opinion that if the current set of batsmen delivers big, the bowling attack, even sans Zaheer Khan, is capable of complementing them in the fiveTest series starting on July 9. "This team looks...
  • IPL 7: Bringing change is a challenge, says Sunil Gavaskar May 30, 2014

    As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCIIPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator's hat. "The biggest challenge for him (playerturnedofficial) is to...
  • After Sunil Gavaskar and Sehwag, Kapil Dev to shoot with Kapil Sharma May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev will meet Kapil Sharma on 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' very soon! Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev is said to have been keen to be part of the comedy show ever since he saw Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag's appearance. "Kapil (Sharma) is extremely thrilled because he has been...
  • No question of removing Dhoni from captaincy, says Kapil Dev March 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Calling Mahendra Singh Dhoni one of the best finishers in limited-overs game, cricket legend Kapil Dev on Tuesday backed the Indian captain to continue leading the team in all three formats and said there should not be any question about his replacement. The 55-year-old Kapil, who is here as...
  • Virat Kohli will break more records than anyone else: Kapil Dev March 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Former captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said that Indian batting's mainstay Virat Kohli will rewrite more records than anyone else in world cricket and believed the Delhi batsman has realistic chances of "bettering" even Sachin Tendulkar's career graph if he remains injury-free. "Without any doubt Kohli will make more...
  • Kapil Dev conferred with BCCI 'Lifetime Achievement Award' January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Kapil Dev was on Saturday honoured with the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI at its seventh annual awards ceremony on Saturday. Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bestowed with the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricket last season. Ashwin in the 201213 season...
  • Kapil Dev to get C.K. Nayudu lifetime award December 18, 2013

    Chennai: Former India captain Kapil Dev has been nominated for the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). "The Board's award committee, comprising its president N. Srinivasan, secretary Sanjay Patel and senior journalist Ayaz Memon, met here Wednesday to nominate a winner. It...
  • Sachin Tendulkar should devote time to family now: Kapil Dev November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar should devote at least two years to his family without taking up any other assignment after his retirement since his family has missed out on spending happy times with him due to his long stint with the team, former captain Kapil Dev said on Tuesday. "What should...
  • Dawood entered India's dressing room in Sharjah: Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Vengsarkar said the fugitive gangster was introduced by the famous actor Mehmood as a businessman. ...
  • Dawood offered cars to Indian cricketers in 1986, reveals Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday made a startling revelation about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim entering the Indian team dressing room and offering the players cars if they beat Pakistan in the final of the Sharjah tournament in 1986. Vengsarkar claimed that Dawood had walked into the team's dressing room...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Ratan Tata, Kapil Dev September 7, 2013

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of corporate India and sports. ...
  • Won't select my dream team ever, says Dhoni August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Some former cricketers may have selected their bestever Indian team recently, but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not favour such a practice, saying "one should respect every individual who has played for the country". "It's very difficult to compare and compile all the players and teams of all era....
  • Imran best allrounder of my era, says Hadlee August 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Sir Richard Hadlee has voted Pakistan's Imran Khan as the best allrounder of his era, calling him a complete package in the celebrated '80s quartet, which included himself, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham. "If I was asked to pick who was the better of the four...
  • I have lost my guru and a dear friend: Kapil Dev August 17, 2013

    Chandigarh: Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev on Saturday turned emotional at the demise of his coach and Dronacharya awardee Desh Prem Azad, saying he has lost his guru and a dear friend. "He was my guru. I have lost my guru. More than that, he was also a great friend of mine,"...
  • Kapil Dev's former coach Desh Prem Azad dies at 75 August 16, 2013

    Chandigarh: Desh Prem Azad, a former coach of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, died after a brief illness at a hospital in nearby Mohali, his family said. Azad, who remained Kapil's coach in the early 1970's, was 75. He is survived by his widow and two sons. He was also bestowed upon Dronacharya...
  • Dhoni captain in Kapil's greatest alltime Indian team August 15, 2013

    Greater Noida: He can walk into any Indian team on a given day but former India captain Kapil Dev decided to keep himself "out" of the bestever Indian ODI lineup which he feels should be led by another limitedovers legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The World Cupwinning captain's team of 12 has...
  • Kapil savours victory over Pakistan in 1992 World Cup July 31, 2013

    Melbourne: Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev on Wednesday said that victory over eventual champions Pakistan in the league stages of the 1992 World Cup was the most cherished moment for him in the quadrennial event Down Under. "India didn't play particularly well but if you ask me, I would say my best...
  • India have the selfbelief to retain 2015 World Cup title: Kapil Dev July 31, 2013

    Melbourne: India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev feels the growing self belief of the Indian cricket team that they can win regularly outside their own borders could hold them in good stead to defend the 2015 World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand. Indian sides have notoriously played...