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Former Indian Cricketer


Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which India won. Kapil Dev was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002. Kapil Dev had a rather prosaic stint as India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000.

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 The Indian players would never want him, or any Indian coach, because they feel he would interfere too much in the running of the team. It is a trend Ganguly started himself when he was captain and now the players would not want someone like him to be coach, 
— Kapil Dev saying Ganguly has the traits to become a good coach / March 05, 2012
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 In the final only, the boys played to their true potential and that showed the strength of the team and its determination to win, 
— Kapil Dev about India's performance in the final of 2011 World Cup / April 04, 2011
 The way Tendulkar has been playing I believe he must play for India in the World Twenty20. He is playing very well in the IPL. There is no reason why he cannot perform for India, 
— Kapil Dev wants Sachin to play in the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup / March 25, 2010
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 Right now, sport scene in India is akin to a newborn. Newborns are always nice. But they need to be given proper direction and care, 
— Kapil Dev comparing Indian sports scenario to a new born / March 17, 2010
 Indian sportspersons have come of age. But we need to provide proper infrastructure. Ultimately that's in the hands of the associations. 
— Kapil Dev / March 17, 2010

 Unfortunately most of our associations are embroiled in power struggle. Businessmen and politicians should look beyond gaining power. Right now it is hampering the growth of the sport, 
— Kapil Dev / March 17, 2010
 Can we compare small scale industries to multi-nationals? It isn't realistic for us to compare cricket and other sports at this moment. The media should realise that comparison isn't fair for other sportsmen, 
— Kapil Dev / March 17, 2010