Haryana Hurricane and India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev will receive the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for 2013. The award committee unanimously selected the legendary all-rounder for the honour. The award comprises a trophy, citation and a cheque for Rs.25 lakhs. The CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, named after India's first Test captain, is given to individuals for their unique contribution to Indian cricket, both on and off the field.
One of the greatest all-rounders ever, Kapil Dev has played 131 Tests for India taking 434 wickets, a record at one time. He was the also first player to complete 5,000 runs and 400 wickets in Tests. He played in 225 ODIs, in which he took 253 wickets and scored 3,783 runs. His most memorable moment was the 1983 World Cup win. Kpail Dev, who had joined the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007, was banned by the BCCI for being a part of the league but last year the two buried the hatchet after the former cricketer resigned from the ICL. The Board welcomed him back by disbursing his one-time benefit of Rs.1.5 crore.