On This Day, 39 Years Ago, Kapil Dev-Led Indian Cricket Team Won 1983 World Cup – Watch

On This Day, 39 Years Ago, Kapil Dev-Led Indian Cricket Team Won 1983 World Cup – Watch

See: Today, 39 years ago, the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev won the 1983 World Cup.

On this day, India had won the World Cup in 1983.Twitter

This was today, 39 years ago, when Couple godIndia won their first World Cup title. Going forward in the tournament, many did not give India a chance to win the competition, but Kapil Dev and his team came out on top in the tournament and surprised everyone. What made the victory even sweeter was that India surpassed the favorite West Indies in the Summit Takra at Lord’s Cricket Ground. India defended an equal score in the final as the bowling line-up performed brilliantly.

No one can forget the picture of Kapil Dev and his team standing on Lord’s Balcony with the World Cup trophy in hand.

See: Kapil Dev’s team India won the historic World Cup.

Batting first, India were bowled out for just 183 with Chris Srikanth scoring 38 runs. Sandeep Patil also scored 27 runs, but no other batsman could stay on the crease for long. Sunil Gavaskar (2) and Kapil Dev (15) failed to advance beyond the bat.

Defending 184, Kapil Dev and his team got a big shot in the arm as the team managed to get Vivian Richards out before scoring their half century. Kapil Dev took a great catch to improve Richards and he returned to the pavilion after scoring 33 runs.


Jeff Dujan scored 25 runs but in the end West Indies’ innings was reduced to 140 runs and India won by 43 runs. Mahendra Amarnath and Madan Lal took three wickets each for India.

After this victory, cricket got a big boost in the country and this game has never looked back.

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