Legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar recalled India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup victory and said the Kapil Dev-led team’s victory in the marquee had sparked his desire to one day win the trophy for his country. Today India celebrates the completion years of the first World Cup victory led by Kapil Dev. “Some moments in life inspire you and make you dream. On this day in 1983 we won the World Cup for the first time. I knew immediately, I want that too!” Sachin tweeted.
Some moments in life inspire you and make you dream. On this day in 1983 we won the World Cup for the first time. I knew right away, that’s what I wanted too!pic.twitter.com/hp305PHepU
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 25, 2022
In 1983 the World Cup final was played between India and the West Indies and the latter won the toss and chose to bowl first.
The Kapil Dev-led side managed to score just 183 runs with Andy Roberts taking three wickets, while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Larry Gomes took two wickets each.
India defended 183 and did well to control the Windies run flow, reducing the side to 57/3.
Shortly after, the team from the Caribbean was reduced to 76/6 and India was the favorite to win the title from then on. Mohinder Amarnath took the last wicket from Michael Holding to give India their first-ever World Cup win.
In the final, West Indies were knocked out for 140, and as a result, India won the match by 43 runs.
Kapil Dev lifting the trophy on the balcony of Lord’s Cricket Ground still remains a sight to be enjoyed for all Indian fans.
In the final, Mohinder Amarnath was chosen as Man of the Match as he scored 26 runs with the bat and also took three wickets with the ball.
India has been the regular participant in the World Cup from the beginning to the last edition. The first edition took place in 1975 and has been held every four years since then.
The West Indies won the first two World Cup titles (1975, 1979) and came second in 1983. India won the title twice, in 1983 and in 2011.
MS Dhoni led the 2011 team to win their second title after 28 years. Australia has won the tournament five times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015).
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