Sports Information

Real Name Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Nick Name The Haryana Hurricane, Kapil Paaji

Education Details

School D.A.V. School

Personal Details

Languages Known Hindi, English
Birth Place Chandigarh, East Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Born on 6 January 1959
Gender Male
Martial Status Married

Family Details

Father Name Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother Name Rajkumari

Professional Details

Skills Batting - Right-handed; Bowling - Right arm fast-medium
Profession All-Rounder

Physical Details

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black


Debut Year 16 October 1978 Against Pakistan In A Test Match
Best Known The First World Cup Winning Captain Of Indian Cricket Team
Awards Wisden Named Him, The Indian Cricketer of the Century In 2002
Achievements Cricket World Cup 1983
He holds the record still as the youngest captain to win the World Cup for any team. He was just 24 when he grabbed the World Cup for India
Kapil grabbed all the 10 wickets in an inning, twice in the Test Matches
Kapil grabbed 5 wickets in an inning in Test Matches 23 times and once in an ODI
His highest ODI score is 175* and his Test score is 163