Kapil Dev Nikhanj

Kapil Dev Nikhanj

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Former Cricketer Kapil Dev with his wife arrives to attend the wedding reception of Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra in New Delhi.

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Thrashed Big B, Kapil, Akash Chopra during the Indo-Pak clash


Kapil Dev, Akash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan doing commentary during the India-Pakistan world cup cricket match from the Star Sports Studio in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and V.V.S. Laxman at the Civic Reception hosted by the Australian PM, at MCG.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and V.V.S. Laxman at the Civic Reception hosted by the Australian PM, at MCG,

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and V.V.S. Laxman at the Civic Reception, at MCG, Australia.

Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev (L) interacts with Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (R) during a reception dinner in Mumbai.

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Zig His Zag Let's term it ECG fashion—an unpredictable burst of zigzags that ran down Kaps's pants at Ian Botham's charity. A tri­ppy exuberance by a cric­keting god is okay, but what sort of do was it?

Commentator Harsha Bhogle brightened up Twitter with his tweets from the Botham Charity event. Bhogle posted a photo of Kapil Dev wearing these bizarre pants, what he clarified was just team uniform.

Courtesy - @bhogleharsha on Twitter

Former cricketer Saurav Ganguly, Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Star India, Vivek Mathur, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India and cricketer Kapil Dev during the launch of 'Vodafone Sports' in Mumbai.

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Captain M.S.Dhoni and former cricketer and captain Kapil Dev exchange the World cup trophy during the BCCI awards in Mumbai.

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A file photo India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev who will be conferred the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for the year 2013 at the annual BCCI awards function, the Board's announced.

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Flying Saucers After thrashing about in the cauldron of two years of international cricket, the 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar was still the boy-wonder in 1991. Seniors Azhar and Kapil feel entitled to squeeze his cheeks in Australia. No wonder!

Kamal Julka

Cricketer and commentator Kapil Dev, Actor Amitabh Bachchan and Navjot Singh Sidhu launch the online virtual avatar of Navjot Singh Sidhu Sherryontop in Mumbai.

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India's former captain Kapil Dev looks on as Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram recieves International Best Cricket Team (2011-12) award on behalf of Pakistan during the " CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2013 ", in New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricket captains Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev wave to spectators as they take a ride in an open vehicle at a felicitation programme, organised by Cricket Association of Bengal, during the innings break of the second India - Pakistan ODI in Kolkata to celebrate the 25 years of Indo-Pak ODI.

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And a 36, Forever a limited edition set of Ulysse Nardin watches each honouring one of Sunny Gavaskar’s 34 Test centuries; each engraved with the name of the city he scored it in? A capital idea. The WI tours will stand the test of time; that ODI ton in Nagpur stands alone.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 19 November 2012)

Film director Madhur Bhandarkar and his wife, Kapil Dev and his daughter, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and director Imtiaz Ali at Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's wedding reception in New Delhi on Thursday night.

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KAPIL DEV and the BCCI bury the hatchet after a 5-year estrangement following his tie-up with the rebel ICL league. Now eligible for `1.5 cr ex-player payout.

Kapil Dev with the World Cup in 1983

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Illustration by Sorit

(L to R)- Actress Sharmila Tagore (2nd R) with, left to right, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappel, former England cricket captain Mike Brearley, former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev during 'Rajsingh Dungarpur World Cricket Summit' in Mumbai.

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When The Coin Falls Crooked Not that it was an unjustified trade-off, but the embargo on sporting ties with apartheid-era South Africa cost fans something of an experience: seeing Kapil Dev run in to Mike Procter (and vice versa), if November’s ‘Legends’ game between SA and India, kicked off by Sharmila Tagore, was anything to go by.

An artist gives finishing touches to a rangoli of Sachin Tendulkar & Kapil Dev, on the eve of Diwali at Thane in Mumbai.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah presents a trophy to former cricket captain Kapil Dev, the winner of J&K Tourism Primal Golf Cup at Pehalgam.

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"A chance to see cricket on snow at 3,500m, with Kapil Dev’s Indian dozen taking on Alvin Kallicharran’s All-Star England dozen on August 15. Location: Jungfraujoch. Two of the most appealing characters of Indian cricket history, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Farokh Engineer, were to umpire" — from Outlook Traveller, Sept, 2009

Sopan Joshi,Outlook Traveller

Former cricketer Kapil Dev assisting Delhi Traffic police in emphasising road safety rules to citizens in New Delhi.

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Five World Cup winning captains, from left to right, Allan Border (Australia), Clive Lloyd (West Indies), Kapil Dev (India), Imran Khan (Pakistan) and Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka) at a photo session during 'Keep Cricket Clean' campaign in Kolkata.

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Former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev (L) and Anil Kumble during an event in Mumbai.

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Azharuddin and Kapil Dev spoil Sachin in New Zealand in 1990

Photograph by KAMAL JULKA

Weapon of seduction Kapil gifting a bat to Gen Zia-ul-Haq, ’87

Kamal Julka

Photo-illustration by Ashish Bagchi

Former world cup wining captain Kapil Dev, left, holds a bat as Pakistan's Imran Khan, center, and Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga look on during a function to announce a new marketing campaign "Let's Keep Cricket Clean" ahead of the upcoming world cup in Mumbai. The 14-nation tournament, which is also co-hosted by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, starts in Dhaka on Feb. 19.

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From left to right, Kapil Dev, West Indies' Vivian Richards, Pakistan's Imran Khan and Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga, all former captains of their respective sides that won the cricket world cup, pose with the trophy to be given away in 2011, at a press conference in New Delhi.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron interacts with formercricketer Kapil Dev and Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Suresh Kalmadi at the national hockey stadium in New Delhi.

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Kapil Dev with wife and daughter

Kapil Dev with his wife Romi Dev

Just Swing It!
With Sania’s tennis career at an all-time low, golf may be the way to go for a reasonable afterlife. With Kapil Dev as coach, prospects couldn’t be brighter. Of course, Tiger Woods will only be too glad to help if Sania is serious. At a recent cancer awareness event, the tennis sensation did exhibit a penchant for swinging the club.


Mohinder 'Jimmy' Amarnath, hero of the '83 World Cup win, gets the C.K. Nayudu Memorial Lifetime award. Was Man of the Match in semis, finals.

Sports stars and legends clap during Queen's Baton relay ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace. The ceremony starts the countdown to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. From left: Abhinav Bindra, British cricketer Monty Panesar, Kapil Dev, Sania Mirza, five times National ladies squash champion Misha Soni and 1958 Commonwealth 400m gold medal winner Milkha Singh.

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Former cricketer and BSP candidate from Faridabad parliamentary constituency Chetan Sharma along with Kapil Dev before filing his nomination papers in Faridabad.

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Wednesday September 24, 2008
Former cricketer Kapil Dev receives a cane from Additional DG, Territorial Army, Maj Gen KVS Lalotra during a press conference to announce his induction into the Territorial Army as Lt Colonel, in New Delhi.

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