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The image of Kapil Dev holding aloft the trophy after a historic victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup is something that no Indian is likely to forget in a hurry. As he celebrates his 59th birthday on Saturday, we look back at an illustrious career that few others can hope to match. Known for his bowling skills and hard-hitting ways in the middle order, Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj was born in a humble Haryanavi family in Chandigarh. The passion of cricket overtook him at a very early age.