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Wishes Pour In As Kapil Dev Turns 61

New Delhi: India’s first World Cup-winning captain and legendary cricketer Kapil Dev turned 61 on Monday and needs for the previous all-rounder pored in on numerous social media platforms. Kapil had led India to their maiden World Cup title in 1983.

Not solely the cricket fraternity but in addition needs by personalities from different walks of life got here in for the legend.

“Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a life filled with joy. A very happy birthday @therealkapildev Paaji,” former batsman VVS Laxman tweeted.

Wishing Kapil, Mohammad Kaif additionally thanked the previous cricketer for being a job mannequin for the youthful era. “Many more happy returns of the day @therealkapildev Paaji. Thank you for inspiring a whole generation of youngsters,” Kaif tweeted.

“Wishing Team India’s greatest all-rounder and 1983 World Cup winning Captain Kapil Dev a very happy birthday,” the BCCI tweeted.

“Happy Birthday to one of the legends of Indian cricket @therealkapildev Sir. Have a blessed year ahead,” India opener Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.

Kapil’s former teammate and legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi stated: “Birthday Greetings for the greatest Indian all rounder till date..God Bless Kaps now & Always..Love All Always.!”

Congress chief and Member of Parliament (MP) Shashi Tharoor was additionally not behind and wrote: “An absolute great. And gave us all so much pleasure whenever he played. A superb player & a peerless entertainer. Happy birthday Kapil Dev.”

Kapil had made his debut for India in opposition to Pakistan in Quetta on October 1, 1978, earlier than making his Take a look at debut later that month in Faisalabad. He represented India in 131 Exams, amassing 5,248 runs and 434 wickets. In 225 ODIs, Kapil amassed 3,783 runs with 253 wickets.

(IANS)

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