1983 Indian Cricket Team – The Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. (Seated – from left) Dilip Vengsarkar, Syed Kirmani, Kapil Dev (captain), Mohinder Amarnath (vice-captain), Sunil Gavaskar and Madal Lal; (Standing – from left) PR Man Singh (Manager), Yashpal Sharma, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Balwinder Sandhu, Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil, Roger Binny, Kirti Azad and Sunil Valson | file

You remember most things. They may forget a few, as the elderly often do, but then June 25th comes and they all return to the Lord’s balcony.

1983 Indian Cricket Team

1983 Indian Cricket Team

“Kapil’s Devils” brought an eternally young nation to a standstill on Saturday night.

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Thirty-six summers on and Kapil Dev’s big grin at the Prudential Cup remains the defining moment of Indian cricket. He refuses to leave. You can see it on TV every four years. You can watch repeated shows on YouTube in an endless loop.

Had it not been for that tepid night at Lord’s, India cannot be sure that they would have had that ‘starry’ April night at Wankhede 28 summers later.

Sunil Gavaskar was needed for a Sachin Tendulkar, without Kapil Dev there might not have been Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Krishnamachari Srikkanth would have been a mini-prototype of Virender Sehwag. A generation chose cricket and made it their passion thanks to this group.

We must not forget the hustle and bustle around the current property, which also looks good in a gentleman’s tale.

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In a recent web show, Kapil said that he doesn’t remember much that happened during the World Cup. Very possible for a 60-year-old man who has produced too many underwhelming performances in an illustrious career.

“How can I forget the biggest win of my cricket career? It’s in my muscle memory,” said Lal, who took the wicket from Vivian Richards.

“You remember so much. Kapil’s win at Tunbridge Wells, beating West Indies in the first World Cup, Kirti (Azad’s) shootout against Ian Botham, beating Australia at Chelmsford and then the final,” Lal recalled.

1983 Indian Cricket Team

In a recent broadcast on the OTT VIU platform, Srikkanth recalled that he was planning an extended honeymoon in the US as it was fairly certain that India would not qualify for the semi-finals.

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“I was 23 years old, newly married, and my wife was only 18. We had been married two months ago and were planning a honeymoon in the United States. We actually booked Air India tickets from London to New York worth Rs 10,000.” Srikkanth said.

The 2011 group received Rs 2 crore each for winning the World Cup from a rich BCCI, but the 1983 group was not so lucky.

“Lata Mangeshkar gave us a concert at the National Stadium and we got Rs 100,000 each from the proceeds. Believe me, I didn’t even have a house, let alone a car. I already had a motorbike.” He had played in India for nine years then,” he laughed.

“Yes, today I am a pundit for a national broadcaster and that helps. But yes, our success meant a lot, and then the next generation bore fruit, which makes me happy,” said Lal, who was also a head coach and draft player in the national team.

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“Malcolm (Marshall) ke saath toh mera ek Deal thaa. Woh aa ke hi mujhein ek bouncer deta thaa (I had a deal with Malcolm Marshall. He came and threw a deadly bouncer)” Yashpal Sharma couldn’t stop laughing as he hosted a handful of writers at the In Feroz Shah Kotla. home game.

For Sunil Valson, it was an interminable wait and became the perennial eighth base question, “Who was the cricketer who didn’t play a single match in the 1983 World Cup?” No points for guessing who it was.

“Kapil, Madan and Roger bowled so well that I knew it was difficult to get a chance. I could have actually played a game against West Indies at the Oval, but the way Roger sprinted in the fitness test, I can.” I just sit and watch. But I didn’t regret it,” Valson recalled in a recent conversation.

1983 Indian Cricket Team

Just like these family WhatsApp groups, the group of 83 also has a group, although they don’t say who the admin of the group is. Everyone sends messages to each other and remembers this wonderful evening.

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This was their story, and they may have aged, but the story remains timeless. It’s an epic and soon to be Bollywood movie, hitting theaters soon. Members of the 1983 World Championship winning team support the wrestlers and ask them not to make hasty decisions. In a joint statement, the 1983 winning team said they were distraught and concerned by the images of abuse of wrestlers, but hoped the country’s laws would be enforced.

The Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. Seated (left to right): Dilip Vengsarkar, Syed Kirmani, Kapil Dev (captain), Mohinder Amarnath (vice-captain), Sunil Gavaskar and Madan Lal. Standing (left to right): Man Singh (Manager), Yashpal Sharma, K. Srikkanth, Balwinder Sandhu, Ravi Shastri, Sandip Patil, Roger Binny, Kirti Azad and Sunil Valson. | Photo: Getty Images

Members of the 1983 World Cup-winning cricket team on Friday backed the protesting wrestlers, asking them not to make any hasty decisions in the hope that the players’ problems would be “listened to and resolved”.

In a joint statement, the 1983 winning team said they were distraught and concerned by the images of abused wrestlers, but hoped the country’s laws would be enforced.

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Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, who sought the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Birj Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually exploiting women wrestlers, took their protest to Haridwar on May 30, but not by threatening to have their medals washed in the Ganges. immersed in the holy river.

On May 28, the Delhi Police arrested the wrestlers for violating law and order by marching towards the new Parliament building without permission.

The police also cleared the protest area and made it clear that the wrestlers cannot return to Jantar Mantar.

1983 Indian Cricket Team

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“We are concerned and disturbed by the indecent images that mistreat our champion wrestlers. We are also very concerned that they are considering throwing their hard-earned medals into the Ganges River,” the 1983 world champion said in a statement to the PTI team.

“These medals have taken years of effort, sacrifice, determination and courage and are not only their property but the nation’s pride and joy. Please do not make hasty decisions on this matter and we sincerely hope that your complaints will be heard.” resolved quickly. Let the law of the land prevail,” the statement continued.

Led by legendary captain Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team humiliated the mighty West Indies led by Clive Lloyd and won the country’s first World Cup trophy.

“I will not say anything individually, the entire 1983 team will stand by our statement,” Kapil said.

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Other members of the 83-member group include Roger Binny, currently the BCCI president, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath, K Srikanth, Syed Kirmani, Yashpal Sharma, Madan Lal, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Sandeep Patil and Kirti Azad.

Among other former Indian cricketers, Anil Kumble, Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan showed solidarity with the elite wrestlers.

Reigning Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra and India’s first Olympic singles gold medalist Abhinav Bindra have also expressed concern over the wrestlers being forced onto the streets as they demand justice. I only vaguely remember that day. A Sony Trinitron color TV in a heavy wooden case, my father’s walrus-mustached friend Mukulesh in a bokoring, his wife Shobha in a gentle sari, our new home in Bombay that still smells of fresh paint, my mosaic-tiled bedroom, the sound of Cricket Commentary, the smell of roasted cumin wafting from the kitchen flowed, the clinking of glasses, my parents’ squeals of joy, the explosion of firecrackers that Sunday evening.

1983 Indian Cricket Team

“The memory of things past is not necessarily the memory of things as they were,” said Marcel Proust. Did that day happen as I remember it, or did I create these memories through multiple retellings? I’m not sure, but my parents can confirm most of the details. i was four it was 25 june 1983 – the day india won the world cup at lord’s.

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It was a day that changed Indian cricket, a day that changed India. He changed Sachin Tendulkar. “I partied late into the night after getting permission from my parents,” he said. “After I won the 1983 World Cup, I was inspired to start the game with a hard season ball. If it hadn’t happened that way, it could have turned out differently for me.”

I heard about this day years later. A furious Viv Richards, Kapil Dev running backwards to catch him, Jimmy Amarnath’s best performance and thousands of invading Indians