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Reliving The Unforgettable 1983 World Cup Journey

1983 World Cup Journey

What you didn't know about India's 1983 world cup triumph. Did you know that before 1983 World Cup India had won just one world cup match? It was against East Africa. When kapil Dev smashed 175 not out vs zimbabwe he became the first Indian to score a century in ODIs.

Kapil Dev 175

Kapil Dev's 175* was also the highest score by a batsman in ODIs. Today it is Rohit Sharma's 264 vs Sri Lanka. With 7 matches Kapil Dev was also the best fielder of the World Cup. Roger Binny was the leading wicket taker of the world cup with 18 wickets.

Sunil Gavaskar 1983 World Cup

India lost two matches at the world cup. Sunil Gavaskar missed both. June 25, 1983 is a moment in history that will remain etched in the memory of every Indian.