The 1983 World Cup is the turning point for the Indian cricket Team. Nobody believed India to win the World Cup. India winning the World Cup marks the end of West Indies’ dominance in cricket. The 23 years old Kapil dev was leading the team and won the world cup for India.
Nobody can forget the innings of Kapil Dev in the final of the tournament. Pakistan and West Indies played well in the tournament but India had the last laugh in the end. The India Team has great Players on that time like Kapil dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Madan Lal, and Mohindar Amarnath. Let’s look where are they now:
Sunil Gavaskar’s contribution to Indian cricket is immense. He was one of the members of the 1983 World Cup. He was a true icon. He was the first player on the planet to complete 10,000 runs. He was the chief advisor of the Indian Cricket Team in 2004. Sunil Gavaskar has also worked as the President of the BCCI for a selected period in 2014. Sunil Gavaskar is now involved in the commentary of cricket Toranament like IPL and other ICC Tournaments.
Kapil Dev was leading the team in the 1983 World Cup. He was the mastermind behind India winning World Cup. The team was down by 5 wickets and everybody thought that the World Cup will win by West Indies. But Kapil Dev didn’t want to give up and played an unbeaten 175 run winning which made India win the World Cup in 1983
Mohinder Amarnath was the son of Lala Amarnath and was one of the most important players in the 1983 World Cup Team. He was the man of the tournament of the world cup. Mohinder Amarnath can be seen in different Cricket TV Shows.
Yashpal Sharma was the No.5th batsman of the World Cup Team. He is a big match player and a funny guy on the field. He served as the Chief Selector of the Indian Cricket team in 2004. He also built the team India in World Cup 2011. Unfortunately, Yashpal Sharma is no more with us. He died of Cardiac Arrest in 2021.
Sandeep Patil has immensely contributed to the Indian team. He was part of the 1983 world Cup as a batsman. His biggest achievement post-retirement was that he led Kenya, the underdogs to the World Cup semifinal in 2003 as a coach. You will find Sandeep Patil in different cricket relating programs.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth is the funniest guy in the 1983 squad. He is known as Cheeka in the team. He played a crucial inning of 38 runs in the final. He was one of the members of the selection committee of the World cup 2011.
Madan Lal was the Indian first bowling attack on the 1983 World cup Team. He has taken the wicket of great batsman Viv Richards. He also took up the job of the Indian National team coach later in 1996 for a year.
Roger Binny is the leading wicket-taker in the 1983 World Cup. He was recently appointed as President of BCCI.
The former coach of India was also a part of the World cup 1983 squad. The modern-day Indian rule the under the mentorship of Ravi Shastri. You will find Ravi Shastri as a commentator in different cricket series.
Dilip Vengsarkar played in the No.3 and No.4 positions on the 1983 World cup Team. Vengsarkar was the one who scouted and picked Virat Kohli and got him to the national team. He chose Virat over Subramaniam Badrinath and today Virat Kohli is the face of Modern day cricket.
Balwinder Singh Sandhu
Balwinder Singh Sandhu was a swing bowler in the 1983 squad. Balwinder Singh Sandhu’s post-retirement lends his hand to Kenyan Cricket and its development. His contribution to the Punjab Cricket Association is unmatched. He also worked as the Chief Coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
Did India lose any match in 1983?
India’s first loss was against Australia in the 1983 World cup. Australia gave mammoth 320 runs to India to chase down which the Indian team can’t do and registered their first loss in the World cup.
Did Kapil use mongoose bat?
Yes Kapil dev Used a mongoose bat for his world cup winning innings of 175 runs.
Who won the 1983 Cricket World Cup?
India Won the 1983 World Cup beating the giant West Indies by 43 Runs in Lord cricket Ground
Who Was man of the Match in 1983 World cup?
Mohinder Amarnath was the Man of the Series of the World Cup in 1983. In the final match, he scored 46 off 92 balls and took 3 wickets.