-In the birth chart of Kapil Dev, Lagnam is Thulam and the 5th house lord Saturn is in 3rd house with the 9th house lord Mercury and the 11th house lord the Sun. Mars the planet for sports aspects the Lagnam in his birth chart. Venus as the lagna lord occupies a strong position in the 4th house and aspects the 10th house. The above planetary positions of Saturn, Mars and Venus made him a more committed cricketer and took India to heights by winning the first ever world cup receiving the same from Duke of EDINBURGH on June 25, 1983.
Kapil Dev is a name synonymous with Indian cricket. It was under Kapil Dev that India took that huge step towards becoming a cricketing powerhouse by winning the 1983 World Cup, beating the odds against the mighty West Indies in the final.
Kapil’s contribution to Indian cricket is immense. He was the first fast bowler from India who got genuine respect from batsmen the world over. Before him, India had produced a battery of military medium pacers but with his arrival the fast bowling scene in India changed for good. Here was a fast bowler who could swing both ways and if needed could also throw down “body-blows”.
If you thought describing Kapil could be stopped just there, you are wrong because he was equally devastating with the bat and matched Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, Ian Botham – his contemporaries – shot for shot. His eight Test centuries attest to his batting credentials. His 175 not out against Zimbabwe in a Group B match in the 1983 World Cup is considered by many the best ODI innings of all-time.
In 1994 during a home Test against Sri Lanka, he became the highest wicket-taker in the world then, going past Hadlee’s tally of 431 wickets. His Test figures of 9/83 in an innings was best for an Indian bowler before Anil Kumble improved it. The only blemish for Kapil came in the form of match-fixing allegations against him but he was cleared later for lack of credible evidence.