On the day in question, the land that served as a sanctuary for one of the greatest emperors in history was also destined to become the birthplace of the international career of a modern-day emperor of hearts. It was indeed on October 1, 1978 that a scrawny yet large-hearted 19-year-old Haryanvi answering to the name of Kapil Dev Nikhanj(in pic) first set foot on the international arena. The future cricketing colossus was among three ODI debutantants - the other two being Surinder Amarnath and Chetan Chauhan - fielded by India in the match. Getty Images
AUSTRALIA, Perth: Indian bowler Kapil Dev raises his arms after taking his 400th test wicket during the fifth test against Australia in Perth 03 February 1992.