1983 World Cup win boosted Indian Cricket in true sense
New Delhi: People say that the golden era of Indian Cricket started under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, but the foundation was laid down by the Cricket legend Kapil Dev, under whom India raised their Cricketing flag by winning World Cup on June 25 in 1983.
Presently, there is a fear among other Cricket playing nations whenever they play against India as the team has some big names in it. But in the past, the scenario was totally different; team was unrecognized and was not even counted as the contender for the World Cup.
As ‘Great efforts springs naturally from great attitude’, the same happened with the unrecognized Indian side. With their oodles of prowess, Kapil Dev and brigade played some stupendous Cricket, when the odds seemed entirely against them.
The team had known that ‘Efforts only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit’ and even after losing the toss in the final high-voltage game against dangerous West Indies, they played flawlessly.
After being asked to bat first, India put a total of just 183 runs in 54.4 overs. But, Mohinder Amarnath came as shocker for the Caribbean’s and took 3 crucial wickets of their side, which led to their submission at a score of 140 runs. Amarnath was the man of the match of the nail-biting contest.
That was a historic night for India, when former Indian skipper Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup trophy. This actually tuned the transformation of the Indian Cricket.
After this terrific win, Cricket was not an exotic affair for the nation and people took interest in the game with full enthusiasm, love and excitement.