Kapil Dev to receive BCCI lifetime achievement award

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Dev is the 21st recipient of the award

Legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev will receive the 2013 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award.

Dev is the 21st Indian cricketer to receive the award, which was first bestowed upon Lala Amarnath in 1994.

During his illustrious 16-year career, Dev represented India in 131 Test matches, scoring 5,248 runs at an average of 31.05 and taking 434 wickets at a respectable average of 29.64.

He also played 224 ODIs, scoring 3,783 runs at an average of 23.79 and claiming 253 wickets at an average of 27.45.

He became the first cricketer in Test cricket history to score 5,000 runs and take 400 wickets.

After retiring in 1994, Dev went on to coach the national team from 1999-2000 and followed that up by becoming the chairman of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in 2006-07.

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