On his birthday, let us have a look at some of the lesser known and interesting facts about the legendary cricketer:

Not many people know that his full name is Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj.

His innings of 175-not out against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup is the first century by any Indian in ODIs.

He has never missed any match in his career of 16 years because of an injury, which proves his fitness level.

He never got run-out in his entire Test career. This includes 184 innings.

Kapil Dev's  631 is the all time top rating for all rounders in ICC cricket ratings in ODIs.

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