In June 1983, the Indian cricket team went to England to play its third World Cup. However, this time the captain of the Indian team had changed. Some faces in the team had also changed. Despite this, no one expected that the Indian team would reach the final and emerge as the world champion. Even captain Kapil Dev had little hope that the team would win the title, but due to hard work and strong play, India was able to become the world champion.
On 25 June 1983, the final match of the World Cup was played between India and West Indies at Lord's Stadium in London. She won the West Indies team which had won the 1975 and 1979 World Cups. The Caribbean team had such a dangerous bowler and an army of batsmen, who could get rid of sixes even in the Rest of the World team, but in front of the charismatic captaincy of Kapil Dev, the West Indies were crushed and the Indian team became the world champion of cricket for the first time. Achieved the title of
In fact, in the final of the 1983 World Cup, the Indian team came out to bat after losing the toss and scored 183 runs in 54.4 overs (then ODI matches were 60-60 overs). It was no surprise that the Indian team was able to score such a low score, as the Caribbean team had strong bowlers like Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall, and Michael Holding. In front of him, there was no Indian batsman, any batsman of any team in the world.
Kris Srikkanth scored the most runs for India. He scored 38 runs in 57 balls. 27 runs by Sandeep Patil, 26 runs by Mohinder Amarnath, 17 runs by Madan Lal, and 15 runs by captain Kapil Dev. India had nothing to lose but a lot to gain. The same thing happened, as the West Indies team, chasing the target of 184 runs, got one setback after another, and India, which no one expected, created history.
The Caribbean team could only score 140 runs after playing 52 overs and lost the match by a margin of 43 runs. However, small partnerships between Desmond Haynes and Sir Viv Richards and between Jeff Dujon and Malcolm Marshall gave hopes of a title hat-trick for West Indies, but captain Kapil Dev caught on as India went on to win the title. He hoisted the tricolor at Lord's of London.