Kapil Dev’s net worth in Indian rupees is 220 crore. The former Indian cricketer has always been in the news even after his playing career thanks to his stardom and the fact that it was under his inspired captaincy that India won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in 1983. Nobody expected team India to shine but they stunned one and all to reach the pinnacle of the sport almost 40 years ago.
Kapil Dev net worth in rupees
The net worth of Kapil Dev is a whopping 220 crore. The amount will leave many shocked given that Kapil Dev retired from the sport a long time ago. However, he has managed to stay relevant in modern times as well thanks to his stardom. He is one of the most respected personalities across the globe and his knowledge of the sport plays a crucial role in his net worth being so huge.
Kapil Dev has been working as a commentator in international matches for a long time now. He prefers doing Hindi commentator and has aced it in this role as well. Apart from this, he is time and again invited on news channels and sports channels as an expert. Additionally, Kapil Dev owns a company, Dev Musco lighting PVT ltd, holding a 5% stake in Zicom Electronics. Moreover, he has a higher stake in SAMCO Ventures, the holding company for SAMCO Securities in 2015.
Kapil Dev’s assets include a luxurious house in Chandigarh while he stays in his own house in Delhi. He owns different businesses across the country including restaurants named – ‘Captain’s Eleven’ and ‘Kaptian’s Retreat Hotel’ in Patna and Chandigarh respectively. Kapil Dev also owns Porsche Panamera which is estimated to be close to a whopping INR 3 crore.
Kapil Dev Endorsements and social media engagement
Kapil Dev also earns a massive amount by endorsing multiple brands. According to several reports, the man in charge of the Indian team in the 1983 World Cup triumph charged a whopping INR 5 crore to share his side of the story for ’83 – The Film. As for his brand endorsements, those include – Cred, and Novo Nordisk India – a leading global healthcare company. In 2019, AIPL ABRO signed Kapil Dev as its brand ambassador. Since then, he has been featured in the brand’s advertisements and videos as well. Apparently, Kapil Dev’s first endorsement for a brand was Palmolive Shaving Cream.
Kapil Dev playing career
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Kapil Dev is one of the best players India has ever produced. Perhaps, he is still regarded as the country’s best pace bowler ever and moreover, the greatest fast-bowling all-rounder too. If he had not shared the stage with his contemporaries Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee, Kapil would’ve surely been considered the best-ever all-rounder in the world.
As for his playing career, he made his first-class debut in the 1975-76 season and his List A debut in the 1977-78 season. As for his international career, Kapil Dev made his debut in an ODI against Pakistan on October 1, 1978. On the same Pakistan tour, he made his Test debut and the rest is history.
The all-rounder went on to play 131 Tests and 225 One-Day Internationals for India. He scored 5248 runs at an average of 31.05 with 8 centuries and 27 fifties to go with the best score of 161. He also picked up a massive 434 wickets with his pace bowling to be crowned one of the best all-rounders to have played the sport.
In the ODIs, Kapil Dev amassed 3783 runs at an average of close to 24 with one century and 14 fifties. His only century turned out to be historic as he smashed 175* against Zimbabwe in a must-win game at the 1983 World Cup. Unfortunately, the match wasn’t covered by the media in England thanks to the strike by BBC.
In the 50-over format as well, Kapil Dev shone with the ball picking up 253 wickets at a brilliant average of 27.45 and an economy of 3.71. Overall in his career, including first-class and List A, Kapil Dev managed to scalp a whopping 1170 wickets. He always kept the batters on their toes with his exceptional bowling.
With the bat, Kapil Dev amassed 16837 runs in both FC and List A career smashing 20 tons and 79 half-centuries. Undoubtedly, he was the best Indian all-rounder in that era to play for the country.
As far as his records are concerned, Kapil Dev was at the top of a few when he retired from international cricket. However, he still owns some of them. Kapil Dev still has the best figures for a captain in a Test innings. He had returned with the figures of 9/83 against West Indies in the Ahmedabad Test in 1983. He also dismissed batters hit wicket thrice in his career.
Kapil Dev is one of the very few cricketers to complete the trio of 1000 runs, 50 wickets and 50 catches in both Tests and ODIs. He is also part of the list of players completing 5000 runs and 50 fielding dismissals in Test cricket. Interestingly, Kapil Dev is 8th on the list of bowlers with the most LBW dismissals in his career across formats. He dismissed opposition batters LBW a whopping 152 times.
Kapil Dev is also one of the very few players to score 250 or more runs and pick up 20 or more wickets in a series. He was best known for his bowling and menace of the same was on show in an ODI against West Indies in 1989. Kapil Dev, in that game, had returned with the magical figures of 3/5 in 8.5 overs and had bowled 4 maidens as well. His bowling economy of 0.57 is still the 8th best in the history of ODI cricket.
Now comes the most critical achievement of Kapil Dev in his career. When he was named India’s captain in the 1983 World Cup, not much was expected from the team. Perhaps, many mocked the side despite beating the then World Champions West Indies in their first league game. More so, India’s campaign seemed done and dusted when they were reduced to 17-5 against Zimbabwe in a must-win encounter.
However, Kapil Dev’s sparkling knock of 175* inspired the whole team and India also went on to beat West Indies in the final at Lord’s – The Mecca of Cricket. The 1983 World Cup triumph was one for the ages and it also inspired a lot of people back home to take up cricket as a career.
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