83 movie has smashed it out of the park and has been receiving a rousing response from fans of all ages. The movie, which has been directed by Kabir Khan, has successfully managed to touch the right chords of the viewers and have produced an epic spectacle on the screen.
While, many of us knew a bit about the journey of the Indian team in the 1983 World Cup, Kabir Khan and Co, took it deeper and the movie told us some things that were never heard of. In this article, we will look into those unheard facts that we had never heard but got to know after watching the movie.
- Team India made David Frith eat his words, literally!
Before the start of the 1983 World Cup, popular cricket journalist David Edward Frith had said that a team like India should not be playing this prestigious tournament and if they win the 1983 World Cup, he will eat his words. After the win, Frith ate his own article and published a picture of it.
2. Team India were scheduled to return to India before semi-final
Team India were such underdogs in the 1983 World Cup that their return ticket was pre-booked for 20th June, before the semi-finals of the tournament. However, when the team defeated Zimbabwe, thanks to a world-class knock from skipper Kapil Dev, Team India’s team manager cancelled the tickets and booked a fresh one which was after 25th June.
3. Team India were not allowed to enter at Lord’s
Team India played the 1983 World Cup final at Lord’s and won it but many fans wouldn’t know that Team India wasn’t allowed to enter at Lord’s before the tournament. Before the start of the tournament, passes were alloted to Team India but it didn’t include the pass to enter Lord’s. But when India reached the final, they were given a special pass.