- Indian won its first World Cup trophy on this date in 1983
- India won the World Cup under the leadership of Kapil Dev in 1983
- The second time India won the World Cup was under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2011
The former captain of team India, Kapil Dev, led his side to the Prudential World Cup on this day, 38 years ago in 1983 when they defeated West Indies by 43 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground in England. It was India’s first of two 50-over World Cup victories, with former Indian captain M S Dhoni securing the second in 2011 at home.
Remembering the occasion, the official BCCI Twitter handle on Friday posted a picture of the former all-rounder lifting the World Cup and wrote, “#OnThisDay in 1983: A historic day for the Indian cricket as the @therealkapildev-led #TeamIndia lifted the World Cup Trophy.”
What is considered to be one of India’s finest achievements on a cricketing field, Team India came out victorious against a mighty West Indian side consisting of the likes of Andy Roberts, Captain Clive Lloyd, Joel Garner and Vivian Richards among others.
After team India lost the toss, the team had to dig deep to post 183 runs in 54.4 overs. Kris Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath and Sandeep Patil rose to the occasion and batted courageously against a dangerous bowling attack from the Caribbean.
In reply, only Viv Richards and Jeff Dujon could get going as India bowled impressively while defending a low total.
Bowlers Madan Lal and Amarnath bagged three wickets each to help India win by 43 runs as the West Indies lineup were sent back to the pavilion at 140 runs in 52 overs.
Amarnath was awarded the man-of-the-match after his exceptional all-round display.
Remembering the historic feet, many of the IPL franchises also shared pictures and moments of the win.
Delhi Capitals (DC) posted, “There’s just so much pride that we as Indians feel each time, we look at this image. #OnThisDay in 1983, @therealkapildev and his #TeamIndia earned a special place in cricketing history with a World Cup triumph at Lord’s.”
There's just so much pride that we as Indians feel each time we look at this image 💙🇮🇳#OnThisDay in 1983, @therealkapildev and his #TeamIndia earned a special place in cricketing history with a World Cup triumph at Lord's 🏆 pic.twitter.com/T23bPP1tY8— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) June 25, 2021
While the Ambani owner Mumbai Indians (MI) also shared a picture with a caption that said, “Where it all started… #OnThisDay in 1983, @therealkapildev’s team did the impossible and lifted the first-ever Cricket World Cup for India! #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @BCCI.”
Where it all started…💙#OnThisDay in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣3️⃣, @therealkapildev's team did the impossible and lifted the first-ever Cricket World Cup for India! 🇮🇳🏆🤩#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @BCCI pic.twitter.com/NMdJj4tCbv— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 25, 2021
Chennai Super Kings also tweeted captioning, “D83AM day! #1983WorldCup #WhistlePodu #Yellove”
Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted, “#OnThisDay in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣3️⃣, India won its first ever World Cup at the Home of Cricket. A legendary feat at a legendary venue. Star-struck”.
The next edition of the ICC World Cup will be hosted by India in 2023 between October and November.