This day, That Year: When India defeated mighty Windies to win maiden World Cup title in 1983
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: On June 25, 1983, India lifted the Cricket World Cup for the first time under the captaincy of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev. This day marks 37 years of bringing the trophy home. The triumph over the mighty West Indies in the World Cup final changed the face of Indian cricket forever.
Back in 1983, June 25, India stood up against West Indies on the field in England. The competition was not at all tough as everyone was expecting West Indies to win. Prior to this match, the 1975 and the 1979 World Cups had also been won by them under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd. Meanwhile, India was then under the captaincy of Kapil Dev who was considered an underdog.
However, that match changed India’s view all over the world. Kapil Dev played one of the greatest ODI knocks and made history.
To mark this day, the International Cricket Council (ICC) took to its official Twitter handle to celebrate India’s greatest cricket history while also sharing a picture of Kapil Dev lifting the trophy at World Cup 1983.
“On This Day in 1983, India won their maiden Men's @cricketworldcup title Trophy. Kapil Dev and his side stunned defending champions West Indies, beating them by 43 runs in a memorable final at Lord's.”
#OnThisDay in 1983, India won their maiden Men's @cricketworldcup title 🏆— ICC (@ICC) June 25, 2020
Kapil Dev and his side stunned defending champions West Indies, beating them by 43 runs in a memorable final at Lord's 🙌 pic.twitter.com/DVchvVLH5P
Team members from India were packed with enthusiastic Kapil Dev(C), Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Valson, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Yashpal Sharma Balwinder Sandhu Sandeep Patil, Syed Kirmani (WK), Sunil Gavaskar, Roger Binny, Dilip Vengaskar, and Kirti Azad. While the other team was a great competitor under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd.
At a point West Indies bowled out the Indian team for 183, it seemed that the history will see them achieving a hat-trick of World Cup title wins. But the game changed when India defeated West Indies in the finals by 43 runs at the Lord's Cricket Ground.
Mohinder Amarnath took the final wicket of Michael Holding to give India it’s first-ever World Cup title win. Mohinder Amarnath was declared 'Man of the Match' for his match-winning performance with the ball. Kapil Dev lifting the trophy at the balcony of Lord's Cricket Ground still remains an image to savour for all the Indian fans
Posted By: Talib Khan