Here’s why we still remember the Indian miracle-World Cup ’83

In the year 1983, India showed its true cricketing potential as a weak team in which no one believed. Under the leadership of the charming Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team won the ’83 World Cup when no one had any expectations from the Indian cricket team. In the report, Kapil was asked, “What do you think are your team’s chances in the World Cup?” The famous lines said by Kapil Dev were, “We are here to win.” As everyone started laughing, Kapil replied. Granted, “Listen to what else we can do” and the rest is history.

What were India’s chances before the World Cup?

India entered the World Cup as an underdog, meaning they could surprise us when we least expect it. Many people did not have expectations from India because it was a weak team in the 1980s. Teams like West Indies, England or Pakistan could have had more chances of winning the World Cup. Before the World Cup, India was not able to win many matches.

How was India’s captain?

India’s captain was Kapil Dev who was born and brought up in Chandigarh, Haryana and his parents were Ram Lal Nikhanj and Raj Kumari Lajwanti. Kapil Dev is one of the best all-rounders in India and he played a very important innings in the knockout stage against Zimbabwe by scoring 175 runs, which was the highest score ever in an ODI at that time. Kapil Dev’s personality was also one of never giving up, which was the reason why India won the World Cup.

Which country was the most powerful?

West Indies were easily the strongest team in the 1980s because they had fiery and competitive bowlers. West Indies had a great player who is considered to be the best ODI player till date and his name is Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, who was a fiery and timeless personality both in terms of batting and fielding. West Indies have produced some great bowlers like Malcolm Denzil Marshall and Sir Curtly Elkon Linwall Ambrose whom no batsman knew how to face.

What happened in the final?

India faced West Indies in the final of the 1983 World Cup. West Indies had beaten India once and India had also beaten West Indies once in the World Cup, so this is the deciding factor in the World Cup. India had to bat first and collapsed miserably at just 183 runs in 54.4 overs. It was now time for West Indies to bat while most of the Indian fans lost hope and left the stadium. The first wicket fell of Gordon Greenidge, when he was bowled by the brilliant ball of Balwinder Sandhu, after that Viv Richards came and was destroying the Indian bowling, then Kapil Dev took a brilliant catch while running and after that India defeated West Indies. Gave. was out. 140 runs in just 52 overs.