Born on January 9, 1959, Kapil Dev is by far the best fast-bowling all-rounder India has ever produced. Along with Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee, Kapil Dev was considered the greatest all-rounder of his time. Kapil was India's strike bowler for close to 15 years, taking 434 wickets, a world record at the time, in Test cricket. In 1983, Kapil captained India to its first World Cup win in England, playing arguably the greatest One-Day International innings along the way when he scored an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe. In an international career that spanned over 16 years, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs. He has since been a businessman and TV commentator, while serving as coach of the Indian cricket team for a period in the late-1990s.