- Kapil Dev is a Former Test and One Day International (ODI) cricketer who represented India between 1978 and 1994. He took 24 five-wicket hauls during his international career. In cricket, a five-wicket haul-also known as a five-for or fifer  -refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings . This is Regarded as a significant achievement,  and Fewer than 40 bowlers-have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level In Their cricketing careers.  [N 1] A right-arm fast bowler , Kapil Dev took 434 wickets in Test cricket and 253 in ODIs.  With 23 five-wicket hauls in Tests, he has the third highest number of international five-wicket hauls among Indian cricketers as of 2012, after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh .  [N 2] Kapil Dev Was named by the Wisden as one of Their Cricketers of the Year in 1983 and Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.   Eight years later, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Inducted him into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame .  As of 2012, Kapil Dev also holds the record for being the only player to have taken more than 400 wickets and scored over 5,000 runs in Tests.
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