It was the third edition of the Cricket World Cup and no country had yet tasted victory apart from the mighty West Indies. Although, the Indians shocked the world as they made their way into the finals, they were far from the favourites. The world was prepared to watch West Indies sweep the hat-trick but destiny was had plans to turn a new page in the history of Indian cricket!
On this day, in 1983, Kapil Dev and his men led the country to become the first ever cricket team to put an end to the West Indies’ winning streak and claimed the Cup for their own! It was a time of euphoria for the cricket fanatics of India and 33 yeas later, there’s only enough essence in language to articulate the emotion the fans must have felt! Watch this blazing piece of memory tweeted by BCCI and relive the moment!
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2016