Kapil Dev

1959 - Today

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev Nikhanj (born 6 January 1959) is a former Indian cricketer. He was a fast bowler and a hard hitting middle order batsman. Regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to play the game, he is also regarded as one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kapil Dev has received more than 2,979,988 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular cricketer.

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  • 37.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among cricketers, Kapil Dev ranks 6 out of 35Before him are Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, W. G. Grace, Sunil Gavaskar, and MS Dhoni. After him are Virat Kohli, Garfield Sobers, Viv Richards, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Shane Warne.

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Among people born in 1959, Kapil Dev ranks 371Before him are Todd Solondz, Sérgio da Rocha, Tim Van Patten, Edwyn Collins, Lawrence Taylor, and Zhan Videnov. After him are Ryan Stiles, David Hyde Pierce, Steve Bauer, Alex McLeish, Richard LaGravenese, and Maya Lin.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kapil Dev ranks 571 out of 848Before him are Aruna Irani (1946), Mahendra Kapoor (1934), Fareed Zakaria (1964), Harish-Chandra (1923), Monisha Kaltenborn (1971), and S. M. Krishna (1932). After him are Saroo Brierley (1981), Kirron Kher (1955), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Sania Mirza (1986), Romila Thapar (1931), and Leander Paes (1973).


Among cricketers born in India, Kapil Dev ranks 4Before him are Sachin Tendulkar (1973), Sunil Gavaskar (1949), and MS Dhoni (1981). After him are Virat Kohli (1988), Rahul Dravid (1973), Sourav Ganguly (1972), Virender Sehwag (1978), Anil Kumble (1970), Mithali Raj (1982), Ravindra Jadeja (1988), and Shikhar Dhawan (1985).

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