Sachin Tendulkar vs. Kapil Dev

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Difference between Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev

Sachin Tendulkar is arguably one of the greatest cricketers in world. He was born in 1973. He has made more number of centuries in international cricket than any other cricketer. He was the first player to reach 10,000 runs in ODI’s.

Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian Cricket team which won the 1983 World Cup. He was an outstanding all rounder – natural striker of the ball and right arm pace bowler. While he represented Haryana Cricket team in domestic cricket he was nicknamed – The Haryana Hurricane.   

Background

Sachin was born in Bombay, Maharashtra. He attended MRF Pace Foundation in his school days to learn fast bowling where an Australian fast bowler, Dennis Lillie, suggested that he concentrate on his batting instead. In his school days he had the reputation of a prodigy. Sachin and Vinod Kambli had a partnership of 664 runs in an inter-school game in 1988.

Kapil Dev was born in Punjab. His parent emigrated from Rawalpindi, Pakistan during partition and settled in Chandigarh. He studied in DAV school and in 1971 he joined Desh Prem Azad. He made his debut in 1975 for Haryana against Punjab and gained widespread popularity.  

Captaincy

Tendulkar played as a captain two times but wasn't overly successful as one. During his captaincy in 1996 the team’s performance suffered. During his second captaincy Tendulkar resigned after the team faced a defeat in a test match. This time Sourav Ganguly took over the captaincy in 2000.

Kapil Dev was a successful captain and under his captaincy India won the 1983 World Cup. He was famous for his sportsmanship. He continued to lead the team in 1987 World Cup but was blamed for India’s defeat in the semi finals. He never captained again. His performance was better as a captain and is appreciated for his leadership qualities.  

Career achievements

Sachin has scored the maximum runs in one day internationals (17,598). He scored 49 centuries in test cricket and 46 in ODI cricket both being maximums. His contribution to Indian cricket has been acknowledged with the receipt of the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. He has been chosen 60 times as “Man of the Match” in his international one day career.

Kapil Dev won a number of awards in his career. He was honoured by the Indian Army in 2008 and was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was given Padma Shri in 1982 and Padma Bhushan in 1991. He is an Arjuna Award winner and in 2010 he was honoured with an induction into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.  

Similarities and Differences

Sachin Tendulkar

  • He was the first player to score ten thousand runs in ODIs.
  • Sachin was born in Bombay, Maharashtra.
  • He has scored 49 centuries in test cricket and 46 in ODI cricket both being maximums.
  • Sachin has scored maximum runs in one day internationals (17,598).

Kapil Dev

  • Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian Cricket team which won the 1983 World Cup.
  • Kapil Dev was born in Punjab.
  • Appreciated for his leadership qualities and sportsmanship.
  • He was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Army in 2008.

 
 

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kapil dev is the greatest player india has ever produced sachin is great but nothing if compare to him aginst kapil dev most of fans only know that how much runs n centuries made by tendulkar but they doesn't know when kapil retires he is taken the highest wicket taker ever in one dayers n test macthes too. i m questioning is tendulkar able to play an innings of 175 after loosing 5 wickets on just 17 runs. is he able to take a catch as kapil take in 1983 final of sir viv richards. cricet followers how u can call tendulkar the GOD of cricket if u r indian or true fan of the game kapil dev is the only GOD of indian cricket if sachin compares with kail its only ke suraj ko diya dhikhana no comparison such a champions sachin is one of the greatest but noting against the great kapil. kapil is SUCH A DIOMOND CALLED kohinoor n sachin is only a quality diomond .kapil u r the real champion n sachin is nothing if compares with u.

No comparison; Kapil played against deadly bowlers in a time when pace was PACE!

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  • Nivek wrote on March 2012

That's Bull

Nivek, I have seen both of them , Kapil performed in some of the most adverse situations and Sachin can't perform in pressure, remember 2003 world cup final against Australia, I will say Inzman ul Haq of Pakistan was better player in adverse situation then Sachin, Even legendary Imran Khan can't be compared to Kapil Dev forget about Tendulkar and I have seen both of them, Imran leadership was better then Kapil including communication but Individually Kapil was better performer.

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  • mohan wrote on May 2014

both are legends.for being highly successful over 20 years my vote goes to Sachin.but Kapil being the `quality all rounder was not that far behind. to me he was the best all rounder of the FAB 4 of 80s

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