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A collection of quotes and sayings by Kapil Dev on country, games, positive-person, hate, believe, cricket, health, education, society, passion, life and learning.

60 Inspiring Quotes By Kapil Dev, The Living Legend

Quick Facts

Famous As: Cricketer

Born On: January 6, 1959

Born In: Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian team that won ‘1983 Cricket World Cup.’ From October 1999 to August 2000, he also served as India’s national cricket coach. In 1994, when he retired, he held the feat of taking the maximum number of wickets in Test cricket. He is also the first player to take 200 one-day international wickets. In the history of cricket, Dev is the only player who has taken more than four- hundred wickets and scored over five-thousand runs in Test cricket. We have amassed some notable and quotable quotes and sayings by Kapil Dev which have been gathered from his thoughts, interviews, public utterances, speech, etc. Read through the collection of empowering quotes and thoughts by Kapil Dev, one of the best all-rounder that the game has ever witnessed.

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Cricket has become more popular, not me... When the game grows, those who've played it also 'grow.'

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The West Indians and Pakistanis play one-day cricket so well because they play for English counties.

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Test cricket is a different sort of cricket altogether. Some players who are good for one-day cricket may be a handicap in a Test match.

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Spirituality lies in what you do and how you do it and not what result you get.

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People often ask me whether I believe in God. I haven't seen God. But I think that one's beliefs are one's God - and, in those terms, yes, God is there.

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I think pride is more important sometimes than making money.

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I am not too intelligent.

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As an Indian, I would like to back my government.

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When you take risks and things don't go your way, you can be heavily criticised by the media.

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If you have two good off spinners, what is the problem in playing both of them.

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When you are growing up, everyone will help you. When you reach the top, everyone will start pulling you down. The same people who help you will be the same people who try to pull you down.

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People never expected a boy from a small town to have a life like I did.

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My best wishes are with Indian cricket in general. I wish each one of our cricketers success at the international and domestic level.

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As a sportsman, my aim was to help sportspersons grow. The idea is to see what is good for sport rather than what's good for individuals.

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Speed can't always get you wickets.

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Selectors can't please everyone, but I am OK if they are working for the benefit of Indian cricket. It's an administrative decision to appoint a selection committee, and I would like to let them do their job.

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I wasn't a ladies' man.

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It isn't easy being a celebrity cricketer in India.

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Certain cricketers are meant to play Test cricket.

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The biggest test for any cricketer in England is the weather.

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I have great respect for Jaypee Greens as a company that has produced a truly world class, 24-carat, championship golf course. I am happy to be associated with a company with such outstanding qualities.

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All artists are crazy.

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I have played cricket on my own terms.

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Sports is my passion.

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I never said, 'I wouldn't help a cricketer if he approaches me.'

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If I can teach cricket overseas, why wouldn't I do so in my own country?

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There is inspiration all around us.

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I used to hate any batsman who would not get out in my deliveries.

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I have no political aspirations. That's it.

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Let me clarify it through the national news agency that I am not joining Aam Aadmi Party. There has been reports that I will be officially joining AAP, but I can assure you that nothing of that sort is happening.

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I, as a cricketer, would like to see 100 counties playing top-flight cricket, just like tennis and football. If I am alive to see that, I will be very happy.

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Try and understand: cricket was played by Commonwealth countries only; now it has started in other countries as well, and I am proud of that.

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I never wanted to take autographs, always wanted to give them. To do this, you have to achieve something.

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One can't feel old in a day or overnight!

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Every person gets negative things, they learn from those negative things, and you become a positive person.

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Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.

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My role models have kept on changing.

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If your work becomes a source of enjoyment and a challenge, it will never seem like work - it will be fun. If you ever feel that your work is a burden, there is no point carrying on with it.

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When I was a boy, cricket was very, very English. Anyone who spoke English and anyone from a big town could play. And that was it.

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No cricket should be played for at least a month anywhere in the world after a World Cup.

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Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion.

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Good sports facilities are a blessing.

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I don't look into negative things. Go past mistakes and look forward.

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It is always nice when you are honoured. The Lifetime award makes me feel old. I am only 55.

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When you have to work, work with a smile.

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The hunger to win must not die... The appetite has to remain big.

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All you have to do is to dream big and try to fulfil it.

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Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling.

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In the long run, I believe that honesty is definitely the best policy. One can get away by being dishonest for a short term, but ultimately, honesty is what pays.

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Cricket is very simple... you play till you can sustain.

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The next generation has always been and will be better than the previous one. If it is not, then the world would not be moving forward.

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As I enter a new phase of life and my circle broadens, I start learning new things.

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I always breathe cricket.

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I was a naughty kid. Teachers did not like me much.

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Irrespective of any political party, I am a supporter of good people who want to do something for the society.

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Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.

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If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things get hidden.

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If you are playing on a turning wicket, toss plays an important role. The team that wins the toss gets an opportunity to play on the fresh wicket. You should always prepare the wicket as per team's strength. But a rank turner might backfire.

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Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else, and if he can play till 32 or 34 with same fitness and without injuries, he will come to a point where not even Vivian Richards neither Sachin Tendulkar had such a record.

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I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.

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