Kapil Dev honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award
East Bengal Club will officially start the centenary celebrations on its foundation day with a flash ceremony at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. East Bengal club will be awarded India’s first cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award and He is no stranger to football as he had donned the club’s colours in an exhibition match against Mohun Bagan in 1992.
Source: The Hindu
About Kapil Dev:
The actual name of Kapil Dev is Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj and born on 6 January 1959 in Chandigarh, India. He is a former Indian cricketer with middle-order batsman and a fast bowler. Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup and also Regarded as one of the greatest captains India ever had. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002. Also, India’s national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000. He retired in 1994 and on 11 March 2010, Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
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