June 25, 1983, is one day that is written in golden letters in the history of the Indian cricket. On this day, Kapil Dev and men lifted the World Cup for the first time by beating West Indies by 43 runs. Held at the Lord's Cricket Stadium, the pictures and videos of the match still remain fresh in the archives of our memories. Suresh Raina and many other cricketers have remembered the golden day, but now even our IPL franchises like Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings have posted tweets about the same on their social media pages. 1983 Cricket World Cup: Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif and Other Indian Cricketer’s Remember Iconic Win on 37th Anniversary.
Kapil Dev's men were touted to the underdogs of the tournament and the world obviously did not even imagine of the Indian team carrying the coveted trophy back home. Even after years, the victory is still cherished by the fans and cricketers. The narration is so clear that it seems it was only yesterday that Kapil Dev won the World Cup. Now, let's have a look at the tweets by Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and others.
#OnThisDay 37 years ago, the batch of 1983 changed Indian cricket forever. 🙌
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 25, 2020
Chennai Super Kings
"See honestly, the truth is, if one man had the belief that we could really win the 1983 World Cup... it was just one man... the great Kapil Dev Nikhanj, that's it!" - Kris Srikkanth
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 25, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1983, Kapil's Devils defended 183 to lift the Prudential World Cup at Lord's against the mighty West Indies 🇮🇳🏆
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 25, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1983, Kapil Dev and Co. gifted the nation a victory that was etched forever in every Indian cricket fan's heart ❤️
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) June 25, 2020
Kings XI Punjab
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 25, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 25, 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore
1️⃣1️⃣ Legends#OnThisDay in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣3️⃣, India lifted the World Cup for the very first time after @therealkapildev 's team beat a formidable Windies side by 4️⃣3️⃣ runs in the final at Lord’s. 🏆🤩#PlayBold pic.twitter.com/syVmQ9zLzY
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) June 25, 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders
#TheFirstHurrah 25 June, 1983 - Day that changed cricket for Indians forever 💜🏆
📸 Historic Cricket Pictures (PictureSporting) on Twitter/The Guardian@therealkapildev @RaviShastriOfc @KirtiAzaad #KapilDev #1983worldcup #PrudentialCup #Cricket #TeamIndia #Legends pic.twitter.com/CT5EQH61Ni
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) June 25, 2020
Talking about the game, West Indies had the toss in their favour and they elected to field. The West Indies team bundled out Team India on 183 runs. But it was Madan Lal, Balvinder Sandhu and others who snapped wickets for India and restricted West Indies on 140 runs.
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