Legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Friday, he recalled India’s victory at the 1983 World Cup, saying the day had changed “the history of Indian cricket forever”. Exactly 38 years ago, the Kapil Dev-led country defeated a dominant West Indies country with 43 tracks in Lord’s finals to achieve World Cup fame.
Noting this feat, Tendulkar wrote on Twitter: “A day that changed the history of Indian cricket for bats and balls forever! I will always remember the celebration and the joy we felt with the fall of each leash and the pride of witnessing India’s victory at the World Cup. . ”
The 1983 victory brought the sport to a different level, with each child wanting to become a cricketer. In the finals between India and the West Indies, the latter won the draw and chose to bowl first.
India managed to score only 183 runs, while Andy Roberts took three sacks, while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Larry Gomez took two sacks each. For India, Chris Srikant achieved the highest score while playing one shot from 38 tracks, and no other batsman managed to cross the 30-track mark.
In response, the West Indies started promisingly, with captain Viv Richards hitting a 28-pointer 33. However, Capil Dev’s sensational catch changed the course of the game as Windy’s dominant side fell to 76/6 before splitting to just 140.
Mohinder Amarnat and Madan Lal shone with the ball, choosing three wickets each, while India engraved its name in record books with a historic triumph of 43 circulations. Amarnat was selected as the man of the match as he scored 26 runs with the bat and also scalped three wickets.
Several players, including former Indian skipper Mohamed Azharudin and the spinning Ravichandran Ashwin, recalled the first World Cup feat of its kind in India. “Congratulations to @therealkapildev and his team for winning the World Cup on this day in 1983,” Azharuddin wrote.
“That day 38 years ago @therealkapildev paijee and his people changed the landscape of cricket in India forever. Cricket is a good career option now and I am deeply indebted to the whole team since 1983.
“38 years ago on this day, India won the World Cup against all odds and this victory inspired a generation of young people to play cricket and dream big. Thanks to @therealkapildev Paaji and the team for inspiring us,” VVS Laxman wrote on Twitter.
“A day that changed the face of cricket in India and inspired so many children to take a bat and a ball. Congratulations to the wonderful team from 1983 for making history and inspiring generations.” Shikhar Davan.