1983 Cricket World Cup: Indian cricket celebrates 38 years of first world cup victory

25 June 1983 will always be remembered in the history of Indian cricket as well as in the history of world cricket. On this day, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, Team India won the World Cup for the first time.

The day, 25th June, 1983, will always be remembered in the history of Indian cricket as well as in the history of world cricket. On this day, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, Team India won the World Cup for the first time by defeating that time champion West Indies by 43 runs at Lords, London. This win still means more because no one expected India to win the World Cup at that time. But the Indian team had achieved the distinction of becoming world champion by defeating two-time world champion, West Indies, in the final.

Today on this historic day, Team India has also been remembered by BCCI and ICC. BCCI took down to social media with the photo of the 1983 World Cup victory and captioned it:  “On this day in 1983: A historic day for the Indian cricket as the Kapil Dev-led Team India lifted the World Cup Trophy.”

Also ICC, took down to social media with the photo of the 1983 World Cup victory and captioned it: “on this day in 1983, India won their maiden Men’s World Cup title” it added ” Kapil Dev and his side stunned defending champions West Indies, beating them by 43 runs in a memorable final at Lord’s”

38 years ago, after losing the toss in the final of the 1983 World Cup, India had to come out to bat and Team India could only score 183 runs. Till that time also no one was expecting a victory for India. For India, K Srikkanth scored the highest 38, Sandeep Patil 27, Mohinder Amarnath 26 and Kapil Dev 15. After not performing well with bat, the Indian team had a chance to fulfill their dream of winning the World Cup by performing well in bowling.

Chasing the target of 184 runs, West Indies made a good start and scored 50 runs for the fall of one wicket. Sir Viv Richards was batting well and it looked like West Indies would hit a hat-trick to win the World Cup for the third time. But Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath bowled outstanding, taking three wickets each, to get India back in the match. After West Indies’ six wickets for 76 runs, India bowled out West Indies for 140 runs in 52 overs and won the world cup Final by 43 runs.

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