Twitter rejoices as the remember the incredible win of the Indian cricket team’s first World Cup win 37 years ago on this day.
It has been 37 years since the Indian team lifted the maiden World Cup trophy in 1983. All the struggles, resentments, criticism saw its answer as India beat the West Indies and brought the cup home. It was also the time when the country saw a rise in the love for the game. The team led by Kapil Dev included Sunil Gavaskar, K Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath, Yashpal Sharma, SM Patil, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani, and Balwinder Sandhu. The historic win saw the Indian team managed to hold their grip on the field and beat their opponent with 43 runs. The game changed the entire cricket scenario in the country turning it into a religion of its own. Even after years, fans can’t stop but rejoice the day when India made its mark on the global level with its first World Cup win.
Fans shared their memories on Twitter:
#OnThisDay in 1983, Kapil Dev's India achieved the unthinkable ??
They defended 183 against two-time champions West Indies to clinch their first-ever World Cup title https://t.co/QmH55Bjam2 pic.twitter.com/aPPzAwER71
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 25, 2020
Today India won first ODI WC in Kapil dev captaincy pic.twitter.com/vL3hHuzGvX
— Ramraj Meena (@Ramraj6808) June 25, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1983,
India won the World Cup 1983 beating the mighty West Indies by 43 runs at Lord’s under Kapil Dev's Captaincy. ?? pic.twitter.com/1CdgCGrN9U
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) June 25, 2020
June 25, 1983: The iconic image of Kapil Dev holding the World Cup Trophy at Lord’s is a watershed moment in Indian cricket history. It changed cricket in India. This win inspired the next generation to achieve the impossible & dream BIG pic.twitter.com/hoyEobpuwL
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 25, 2020
Today a historic day for every true Indian ! Two important pictures!!capt Kapil Dev receives World Cup on #June25 & PM Indira Gandhi ji welcomes the team ! pic.twitter.com/D4rlAiNluB
— Manickam Tagore MP??✋மாணிக்கம் தாகூர் (@manickamtagore) June 25, 2020
Another one from the 1983 World Cup final as people have been asking if I had others … India's fielders rush to congratulate a jubilant Kapil Dev after he removed Andy Roberts. This was the last shot on the film, hence the slight light spillage … #WorldCup1983 pic.twitter.com/bv8ee263sc
— Historic Cricket Pictures (@PictureSporting) June 25, 2020
37 years back on this day indian team lead by kapil dev wrote history to be cherished forever by Indian cricket fans. #37yearsofgolry pic.twitter.com/NToJ8FRKNY
— Anju Negi Rawat (@anjubharatrawat) June 24, 2020
June 25, 1983: The iconic image of Kapil Dev holding the World Cup Trophy at Lord’s is a watershed moment in Indian cricket history. It changed cricket in India. This win inspired the next generation to achieve the impossible & dream BIGbl @therealkapildev pic.twitter.com/IvDQXppAX3
— Royal Khatri (@RoyalKhatri9) June 25, 2020
25 June 1983 the historic day for Indian Cricket, As India won the World Cup for the 1st time beating the mighty West Indies Team on this day 37 years ago? Led by Legend Kapil Dev? 1st Indian Captain to win The World Cup?@BCCI @therealkapildev pic.twitter.com/LEW82e3onK
— Nitin Sutar (@nitinsutar_9) June 25, 2020
India india ????, one of the greatest Indian team that deserve to win. I feel proud and want to thnx every member who was part of the 1983 world cup squad. I specially want to thnx @therealkapildev kapil dev sir for motivating team in all the crucial points of the World Cup. https://t.co/rpwclHsTPt
— HARSHIT SHARMA (@SUBODHHARSHIT) June 25, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1983, India won their maiden Men's @cricketworldcup title ?
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/F2GUh8ID0b
— avakash kumar (@avakash77660105) June 25, 2020