On 25 June 1983, exactly 37 years ago, the Kapil Dev-led Indian side created history by winning the maiden World Cup title. The team uplifted the cup after beating West Indies in the final at Lord’s, England. This landmark win changed Indian cricket forever and became the leading sport of the country.
Batting first, India put a score of 183 on the board with Srikkanth top-scoring in the innings. The target seemed achievable for the Caribbean team but the Indian bowlers rose to the occasion. The team took wickets at regular intervals and this triggered the Windies getting bowled out at 140.
Kapil Dev and his side stunned defending champions West Indies, beating them by 43 runs in a memorable final at Lord's 🙌 pic.twitter.com/DVchvVLH5P
— ICC (@ICC) June 25, 2020
Celebrating 37 years of the historic World Cup winning moment, members of the ’83 winning team took to Twitter to explain the significance of this event. Take a look:
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) June 25, 2020
What a day that was. A dream come true.
Koi lauta de mere Beete hue din.
25th June, 1983 when we won the #CricketWorldCup83 for the very first time.@therealkapildev @RaviShastriOfc @SGanguly99 @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @BCCI @sardesairajdeep
Photo 25 years later at Lords pic.twitter.com/ibMsRUdPrf
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzaad) June 25, 2020
#ThisDayThatYear On 25th June in 1983, we believed and we became – World Champions and changed the face of #Cricket in #India once and for all. @therealkapildev @ICC @cricketworldcup 🇮🇳🙏 pic.twitter.com/Ixh9Lkauqm
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 25, 2020
In 2011, under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, India lifted the World Cup for the second time after 28 long years. The Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka on Indian soil, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to create the greatest win in the Indian cricketing history.