That catch of Kapil Dev… 2 bowlers made the match, 2-time champion team lost, India became world champion


India won the World Cup on this day in 1983
2-time champion team West Indies was defeated in the final

New Delhi. 2-time champion West Indies in front and just 183 runs on the scoreboard. That is, the hope of victory was negligible. Despite this, the Indian team led by Kapil Dev made the impossible possible and India became the ODI world champion for the first time. Today, the talk of India becoming the world champion is because on this day i.e. 25 June 1983, India won the ODI World Cup for the first time. It has been 40 years since this victory. But, even today, hardly any cricket fan would have forgotten Kapil Dev waving that World Cup trophy from the balcony of Lord’s ground in England.

Today Team India is counted as the powerhouse of cricket. But, this was not the case in the 80s. In those days, the Tuti of the West Indies used to speak. There were strong players like Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall. Wherever this team used to land, it used to return after registering a victory. Even in the 1983 World Cup, West Indies were considered hot favourites. The beginning of the final was also like this.

Kapil Dev’s catch made the match
West Indies bundled out India for 183 runs and while chasing this target, at one stage scored 50 runs at the loss of 1 wicket. Vivian Richards was batting in his own style and had hit 33 runs in 28 balls with the help of 7 fours. But, the dice of the match suddenly turned when Richards tried to hit a big shot on a ball from Madan Lal, the ball went high in the air and Kapil Dev took a brilliant catch while running backwards. After this, there was such a collapse of West Indies wickets that 6 batsmen returned to the pavilion on the score of 76 runs.

Amarnath took 3 wickets in the final
There was a sound in the world of cricket that a big upheaval is about to happen and it happened. Mohinder Amarnath clean bowled Michael Holding on the last ball of the 52nd over and bundled West Indies out for 140 to make India the world champion. Amarnath was adjudged man of the match in the final. Along with scoring 26 runs, he also took three wickets. He was also the player of the match in the semi-finals. Krishnamachari Srikkanth (38) was the top scorer in the final.

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Roger Binny had the most hunts in the tournament
If we talk about the players who performed best for India in the 1983 World Cup, then current BCCI President Roger Binny took the most wickets in the entire tournament. He had made a total of 18 victims. Captain Kapil Dev scored the most runs for India. Kapil scored a total of 303 runs in 8 matches.

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