Kapil Dev-led Indian cricket legends, who had won the 1983 ODI World Cup, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their triumph in style. India defeated the two-time defending champions West Indies by 43 runs at Lord’s in London on June 25, 1983, to lift their first-ever ICC silverware.
On Sunday morning, June 25, Kirti Azad, one of the members of the 1983 ODI World Cup winning side, shared glimpses of the celebration on his Twitter account. He mentioned that the Indian legends are travelling together on a plane, 35,000 feet up in the air, as part of their get-together.
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It has been reported that Adani Group had arranged a charter plane to take the class of 83 to Ahmedabad for a grand felicitation today. This is a part of their “Jeetenge Hum” campaign, which encourages Indian cricket fans to rally behind their past heroes and the current stars, who are going to play in the 2023 ODI World Cup at home later this year.
Indian cricket fraternity reacts to 1983 ODI World Cup victory; check here
Some of the Indian cricketers, who followed in the footsteps of the legends, reacted to the 40th anniversary of the 1983 ODI World Cup victory. They have thanked the class of 83 for their bringing the crowning glory to Indian cricket while inspiring them to take the national side forward from strength to strength in the coming years.
For the unversed, the West Indies captain Clive Lloyd put India into bat first after winning the toss at Lord’s in the 1983 ODI World Cup final on June 25. The Indian batters couldn’t perform well enough with the bat in tough conditions as they got bowled out for 183 in 54.4 overs.
In the run chase, the West Indian batters got off to a flyer as the legendary Viv Richards looked all set to make a mockery out of the Indian bowlers. But, the captain Kapil Dev took a fantastic running catch to dismiss the right-handed batter off the bowling of Madan Lal to bring his side back into the match. At the very end, India managed to bowl out West Indies for 140 in 52 overs to bring home the 1983 ODI World Cup trophy.