Like never before! Kapil Dev with wife Romi and his cricket buddies

Updated: Apr 26, 2020, 08:07 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Kapil Dev recently took over the internet after he shared his new bald look. Kapil also revealed to mid-day that it was his daughter Amiya who was the one who gave him a crop after he requested her to do so. Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was all praises for his new look

  • Kapil Dev

    Born on January 6, 1959, better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.

    In pic: Kapil Dev at age six (Pics/ mid-day archives)

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    Kapil Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was India's national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000. He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the greatest number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also India's highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket, Tests and ODIs.

    In pic: Kapil Dev with wife Romi on their wedding day

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    He is the first player to take 200 ODI wickets. He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests, making him one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. On 11 March 2010, Kapil Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

    In pic: Kapil Dev with his wife Romi at an airport

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    Kapil Dev was born as Kapil Dev Nikhanj to Ram Lal Nikhanj, a prominent timber merchant and his wife Raj Kumari Ram Lal Nikhanj in Chandigarh on January 6, 1959.

    In pic: Kapil Dev with wife Romi and daughter Amiya

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    Kapil Dev's mother was born in Pakpattan, in the town of the Sufi saint Baba Farid. His father was from Dipalpur. They lived in Shah Yakka which is now in Okara district Pakistan. His four sisters were born there before partition and his two brothers in Fazilka, where they moved after partition.

    In pic: Kapil Dev with a young Sachin Tendulkar

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    Kapil Dev's father spent his early life after the partition in Fazilka. They moved to the capital city Chandigarh. Dev was a student at D.A.V. School and joined Desh Prem Azad in 1971.

    In pic: Kapil Dev with Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin. (Pic/ Getty Images)

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    Kapil Dev spotted sporting a ponytail

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    Kapil Dev remains the only cricketer in history to have over 5,000 Test runs and 400 Test wickets

  • Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar

    Kapil Dev with Sunil Gavaskar. These two cricketers are legends of the game

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    When the day was too hot for Kapil Dev 

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    Kapil Dev  with Mohinder Amarnath lifting the 1983 World Cup won by India

  • Kapil Dev, Azharuddin

    Kapil Dev with his protege Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Kapil Dev, Vinod Kambli

    Kapil Dev with Vinod Kambli and wife at newly-launched All Sports Bar at Andheri

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    In 2002, Kapil Dev was named Indian Cricketer of the Century

  • Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Azharuddin

    Kapil Dev all smiles with Sunil Gavaskar and Azharuddin

  • Kapil Dev, Kiran More, Dilip Vengsarkar

    Kapil Dev with teammates Dilip Vengsarkar and Kiran More

  • Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan

    Kapil Dev with legendary Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan at an event

  • Kapil Dev, Jeetendra

    Kapil Dev with Jeetendra during the mahurat shoot for the film Aryan at Riverdi Studio

  • Kapil Dev, Nana Patekar

    Kapil Dev with Nana Patekar at an event

  • Kapil Dev, Ranveer Singh

    A film titled 83 directed by Kabir Khan will release this year. The film will star Ranveer Singh in the lead role as Kapil Dev and will be based on India's ICC World Cup-winning campaign in 1983.

  • Kapil Dev, Rajiv Gandhi

    Kapil Dev with former Prime Minister of India late Rajiv Gandhi

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    Kapil Dev with former Prime Minister of India late Narsimha Rao

  • Kapil Dev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Kapil Dev with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, Art of Living at Nehru Centre

  • Kapil Dev, Deepti Naval

    Kapil Dev shooting with Deepti Naval for the film Cricketer directed by Bish Mehay, in 1982

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    Kapil Dev in a candid conversation with a friend

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    Kapil Dev with fans in Melbourne after guiding India to a memorable win against the Aussies in 1981

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    Kapil Dev tries his talent at football

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    Kapil Dev has many awards to his name

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    Kapil Dev with Sunil Gavaskar during a match between film actors and cricketers

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    Kapil Dev raising money for the B S Chandrashekhar Benefit Fund with Sandeep Patil

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    Kapil Dev with Linford Christie and Steve Ovett (former Olympians) during The Mumbai International Marathon 2005, January 16, 2005

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    Kapil Dev had many hairstyles during his playing days

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    Kapil Dev showing the youngsters how it's done

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    Kapil Dev bowling to Sachin Tendulkar at Wankhede stadium during Hero Honda cricket match played between 1983 World Cup winning team v/s 1999 World Cup team as a good luck to the 1999 team on 18th April 1999

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    Kapil Dev has played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs

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    Kapil Dev is seen smashing the ball during a test match

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    Kapil Dev has scored 5,248 test runs for India

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    Kapil Dev is known as one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket

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    In 2010, Kapil Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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About The Gallery

Former World Cup-winning Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev was a craze on the internet after his new-look went viral online. We take you back into his past to witness some memorable and personal moments in the veteran sportsman's life through some rare and vintage photos.