On This Day In Cricket: Today is a very special day for Indian cricket. 40 years ago, on this day i.e. June 25, 1983, Team India surprised the world by winning the World Cup title. Under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, the Indian team won the World Cup title by defeating the West Indies in the final match.
On this day, 40 years ago, in the World Cup final, Team India beat the West Indies team, which dominated world cricket. Earlier, the Caribbean team had won two World Cups and was playing the final for the third time in a row. In that period, the bowlers of the West Indies used to speak and it was difficult for the big batsman to face them.
#OnThisDay in 1983
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When the Indian team reached England to play the World Cup, no one thought that this team would create history. However, Team India captain Kapil Dev had full faith in his team. Even though India did not enter in this tournament in any capacity, but by winning the World Cup, Kapil & Co. made every Indian proud.
Indian team was piled on only 183 in the final
In the semi-finals, the Indian team defeated the hosts England and entered the finals. However, the stamina of the Indian batsmen could not be seen in the final. Team India was all out for just 183 runs in the title match in front of the stormy bowlers of West Indies.
Kris Srikkanth scored the highest 38 runs for India in the final match. Apart from this, Mohinder Amarnath scored 26, Sandeep Patil scored 27 and Kapil Dev scored 15 runs. When Team India got out for 183, no one thought that these runs would be defended.
Madan Lal, Mohinder Amarnath and Balwinder Sandhu made India the world champion by bowling amazingly and the whole world was surprised. Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath took three wickets each. At the same time, Sandhu, who took the first wicket, got two successes. Apart from this, Kapil Dev and Roger Binny got one wicket each. The most important wicket was taken by Madan Lal. He got Team India back in the match by dismissing Viv Richards. In response to India’s 183, the West Indies team was reduced to 140 only.