The wishes are poured when Kapil Dev turns 61

NEW DELHI: the first captain and legendary cricketer winner of the Indian World Cup Kapil Dev He turned 61 on Monday and wishes for the former versatile reached several social media platforms. Kapil had led India to its first World Cup title in 1983.

Not only the cricket fraternity but also the wishes of personalities from other areas of life entered the legend.

I wish you a day full of happiness and a life full of joy. A very happy birthday @therealkapildev Paaji, former VVS hitter Laxman tweeted.

Wishing Kapil, Mohammad Kaif also thanked the former cricketer for being a role model for the younger generation. Many happier returns of the day @therealkapildev Paaji. Thank you for inspiring a whole generation of young people, Kaif tweeted.

Wishing Team India's greatest all-rounder and 1983 World Cup winning Captain Kapil Dev a very happy birthday, the BCCI tweeted.

Happy birthday to one of the legends of Indian cricket @therealkapildev Lord. May you have a blessed year ahead, tweeted India's opener Shikhar Dhawan.

Kapil's former teammate and legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi He said: Birthday greetings for the best roundest Indian to date ... God bless Kaps now and forever ... Love everyone forever!

Congress leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Shashi Tharoor was also not behind and wrote: An absolute great. And gave us all so much pleasure whenever I played. A superb player&apeerlessentertainer.happybirthdaykapildev.

Kapil had made his debut for India against Pakistan in Quetta on October 1, 1978 before making his Test debut later that month in Faisalabad. He represented India in 131 events, accumulating 5,248 races and 434 wickets. In 225 ODI, Kapil accumulated 3,783 runs with 253 wickets.