Today, June 25, 1983 marks India’s 39th anniversary of the historic defeat of the West Indies at the World Cup. The day will be remembered by the likes of Gordon Greenidge, Clive Lloyd and Vivian Richards, led by their terrific four-fast bowlers and batting, the day that engraved in the history books of cricket, India’s weak race at Lord’s and defeated the first two editions of the World Cup.
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The image of the Indian captain holding the Kapil Dev Trophy is now an unparalleled part of Indian cricket history, with Indian sports relatives taking to Twitter to mark the day, with the caption “Sachin Tendulkar” tweeting that watching the finale inspired him. World Cup on its own. He adds a picture of his character, Screencap, and then a child watching on television, celebrating the occasion from the movie 83 released last year and starring Ranveer Singh.
Other Indian players like VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif celebrated the day with Tendulkar.
The team led by Kapil Dev managed only 183 runs with Andy Roberts taking three wickets, while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Larry Gomes each took two wickets.
India defended 183 and did a fine job of blocking the run-off of the Windies, reducing the team to 57/3.
Soon, the Caribbean was reduced to 76/6 and from there India was the favorite team to win the title. Mohinder Amarnath took Michael Holding’s final wicket to bring India his first World Cup title.
West Indies were all out for 140 in the final and India won the match by 43 runs.