when kapil dev made test debut on 16 October 1978 against Pakistan but fail to impress

In the year 1978, this great player had his debut in Tests after the verdict against Pakistan on 16 October. The first match was like a nightmare for Kapil. Neither he was able to do anything special in bowling nor batting.

New Delhi, Online Desk. The Test debut of Kapil Dev, the great all-rounder of Indian cricket history, was very embarrassing. In the year 1978, this great player had his debut in Tests after the verdict against Pakistan on 16 October. The first match was like a nightmare for Kapil. Neither he was able to do anything special in bowling nor batting.

There have been many such players in Indian history, who may not have had a good start, but when they ended their cricket career on the basis of hard work, they had become great. Kapil Dev is one such Indian player who will be remembered forever. Kapil performed amazingly in ODIs and Tests, he continued to contribute for the team both in batting and bowler. This stalwart, who took 434 wickets in Test cricket, was able to get a total of 1 wicket in both the innings of the first match.

Kapil’s debut in Faisalabad Test

Kapil made his Test debut in the Faisalabad Test played between 16 and 21 October. Batting first, Pakistan declared 503 for 8 in the first innings. In the first innings, Kapil got 16 over bowlers in which a total of 71 runs were spent and failed to get wickets. After this, when he got a chance to bat, he could score only 8 runs in the first innings. He was sent to bat at number eight.

India declared the first innings at 462 for 9. In the second innings, Pakistan declared the innings by scoring 264 for 4 wickets. In this innings, Kapil took 1 wicket for 25 runs in 12 overs. Sadiq Mohammad’s wicket was the first wicket of his Test career.