Indian Cricket Team battled against all odds to win the 1983 Cricket World Cup (Prudential Cup) beating West Indies in the final at Lord’s.
On 25th June 1983, Kapil Dev-led side defeated West Indies by 43 runs, as the Windies were restricted to just 140.
Exactly 36 years after the triumph at the ‘Home of Cricket’, Indian Legends like Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif and the BCCI paid tributes to India’s World Cup triumph.
The day that started it all. Landmark moment in the history of Indian sports. 25th June, 1983 -the day we were World Champions the first time.
Kapil Paaji’s valiant contributions, everyone contributing in their own way, but I think so much of Jimmy Paa, the MOM in semis & finals pic.twitter.com/FmmmXd7ffV
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 25, 2019
On this day in 1983 – India won the World Cup and held the trophy high at Lord’s – Memories to last a lifetime ?????? pic.twitter.com/w6b7gg7zAw
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 24, 2019
VVS Laxman’s tweet:
25th June, a very significant day in Indian cricket history – India’s first ever Test match in 1932 and also the day we won our first ever World Cup title in 1983, and the face of Indian cricket changed with this victory. pic.twitter.com/69QNlweh4E
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 25, 2019
Mohammad Kaif, who made his name at the very same venue in the Natwest series 2003, also paid tribute to India’s historic achievement.
36 years ago, on this day was one of the greatest moments in the history of Indian sport. India won the Cricket World Cup, Cricket in India changed forever and a generation got inspired . What a moment it was of Kapil Paaji lifting the Cup ! pic.twitter.com/TpOmtcXi7m
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 24, 2019
Indian Team is currently in England for the World Cup and are unbeaten so far. India will be in action on Thursday with a game against West Indies at Old Trafford. Interestingly, In 1983, Indian started their World Cup with a game against West Indies at the Old Trafford. India won by 36 runs on that day.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2019