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Indian Cricketers Recalls 1983 World Cup Triumph On Its Anniversary
By CricShots - Jun 25, 2020 12:30 pm
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On June 25, 1983, Team India, defeated the West Indies by 43 runs at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground to win their first-ever World Cup title. The then Indian skipper, Kapil Dev took a trip down memory lane and posted a picture of him holding the coveted trophy in England on Instagram.

 

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India’s 1983 World Cup winner

Captioning the picture of him with the trophy, the World Cup winning captain wrote: “37 years to a day that will never be forgotten”. Former India all-rounder and current head coach of Team India Ravi Shastri took to Twitter and recalled the win that changed the face of cricket in the country.

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Current Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri tweeted: “#ThisDayThatYear On 25th June in 1983, we believed and we became – World Champions and changed the face of #Cricket in #India once and for all. @therealkapildev @ICC @cricketworldcup”.

Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to social media and thanked Kapil Dev along with the rest of India’s 1983 World Cup squad for inspiring future generations.

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Bhajji tweeted: “37 years back..Thank you @therealkapildev and whole team for inspiring us #WorldCup1983”.

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif also went on to praise Kapil Dev and shared the “iconic” image on the 37th anniversary of India’s maiden World Cup title win.

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Kaif tweeted: “June 25, 1983: The iconic image of Kapil Dev holding the World Cup Trophy at Lord’s is a watershed moment in Indian cricket history. It changed cricket in India. This win inspired the next generation to achieve the impossible & dream BIG”.

“One of the most important events in the History of Indian Cricket This win inspired India’s future generations to dream big! 37 years to this glory of #WorldCup1983 @therealkapildev,” Suresh Raina captioned a few pictures from the tournament on Twitter.

In the final, India lost the toss and was asked to bat by Clive Lloyd. Krishnamachari Srikkanth top-scored for India with a knock of 38 as India were bowled out for 183. Defending a target of 184, Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath took three wickets each as the West Indies were bundled out for 140, losing the final by 43 runs.