Kapil Dev

  • 2014 Lord's win more special than 1986 3 days ago

    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. 4 days ago

    "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 4-0 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 five-Test 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, BCCI-IPL 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 (player-turned-official) 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. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bestowed with the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricket last season. Ashwin in the 2012-13 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 best-ever 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 all-time 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 best-ever Indian ODI line-up which he feels should be led by another limited-overs legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The World Cup-winning 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 self-belief 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...
  • Jadeja is the most valued cricketer at the moment: Kapil Dev July 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev on Saturday credited Ravindra Jadeja for the recent success of the Indian cricket team and termed the Saurashtra player the "most valued cricketer" presently. "Since he (Jadeja) came in, it made so much difference to the team. He is the most valued cricketer at the moment,"...
  • 1983 WC win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil Dev June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev relived some of the moments of the 1983 World Cup triumph as India on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of their most famous win. Kapil, who led India to the win, along with his team-mates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the youngest man in the team, walked down...
  • June 25, 1983: when Indian cricket conquered the world June 25, 2013

    June 25 and Lord's hold a special place in the history of Indian cricket. It was on June 25 in 1932 that India played their first ever Test match and it was June 25 once again 51 years later that India knocked West Indies off their perch to claim the...
  • Umesh Yadav needs to keep composure, says Kapil Dev June 21, 2013

    Birmingham: Former Indian speedster and 1983 World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev says Umesh Yadav needs to bring in more "discipline" in his approach to be a successful strike bowler. The 26-year-old Yadav made a big impression with a five-wicket haul in a warm-up game against Australia but since then he has...
  • Shikhar Dhawan is the future of Indian batting: Kapil Dev June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Paying rich tribute to Shikhar Dhawan for his maiden ODI century against South Africa, former India skipper Kapil Dev said the Delhi left-hander was the future of Indian cricket. The 1983 World Cup-winning captain is so excited with Dhawan's batting performance against a four-pronged South African pace attack during...
  • I feel cheated and disappointed over IPL spot-fixing: Vishal Malhotra May 29, 2013

    Vishal Malhotra, the TV show host of the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008, shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on a tournament which started as the biggest cricket show on earth six years back and is now in the news for every wrong reason imaginable. Q. As...
  • MCC to celebrate 200 years of Lord's cricket ground May 15, 2013

    London: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will celebrate the Bicentenary of Lord's next year with two showpiece matches against the Rest of the World. MCC owns the, which famous Lord's Ground in north London, on Wednesday revealed they will play the star-studded 50-overs fixture on a yet to be confirmed date...
  • India v Australia flashback: Famous Indian Test victories, part one February 19, 2013

    From Jasubhai Patel's record haul to Kapil Dev's MCG heroics and Sendulkar's assault on Shane Warne, we take a look at some of India's most memorable defeats of Australia in Test cricket. Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets spin India to first victory The offspinner Jasubhai Patel played seven Tests from 1955-1960 but...