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Happy birthday Kapil Dev: Sachin, Virat lead wishes for the former India skipper

New Delhi: Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev turned 62 on Wednesday. Cricketers from across the world took to Twitter to wish the 1983 World-cup-winning skipper on the occasion. 

“Happy birthday @therealkapildev paaji! Wishing you a year full of happiness & health,” Sachin Tendulkar said in a tweet.

“Happy Birthday @therealkapildev. Wishing you happy times ahead for you and your family. Have a wonderful and a healthy year ahead,” wrote Kohli.

Yuvraj Singh tweeted: “Wishing a very happy birthday to the legendary champion & greatest all-rounder @therealkapildev paaji. May you continue to be blessed with good health and success. Looking forward to teeing-off with you real soon! Have a wonderful year ahead. Best wishes.”

“Warm birthday wishes to a man who has touched and inspired so many lives with joy. Wishing you a blessed, healthy, fruitful, and eventful year @therealkapildev paaji,” said VVS Laxman.

“Happy birthday @therealkapildev Paji.. you are the reason for many of us playing this game..Thank you for all the love and support.. wish you a great birthday and Best health going forward Folded handsFolded hands #KapilDev #birthday,” wrote Harbhajan Singh. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) also took to their official Twitter handles to extend wishes for Kapil.

Kapil Dev held the world record for most Test wickets (434) for over six years until it was broken by Courtney Walsh of the West Indies. Recently, the former India captain had suffered a cardiac arrest in October, 2020 nd subsequently underwent an angioplasty surgery in Delhi. 

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