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Will Ranveer Singh 83 make Kapil Dev & India proud again?

September 27, 2017 12:41:00 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial

The memorable Saturday of 25th June 1983 when tem India lifted the 1983 world cup in England will now be captured on screen. We said it earlier that Ranveer Singh will play the role of the living legend Kapil Dev who spearheaded India’s victory and wrote the most glorious chapter in India’s cricket history. In a short while from now, the players who did the honor for India will gather at Mumbai’s five star hotel to share the memories at a press conference, we recollect the most iconic moments of the historic stunner in the world of Indian cricket that shocked the once ‘unbeatable’ West Indies who were eyeing their hat-trick of world cup wins in 1983.

Here are the unforgettable golden memories of the match played on June 25th 1983 that motivated Sachin Tendulkar to become a cricketer and lift the world cup for India. The match that changed the game of cricket in India. The match that continues to make India and Indian cricket proud forever.



Krishnamachari Srikkanth (38 from 57 balls)
Fighting all odds and finally facing the mighty, ‘unbeatable’ West Indies, in the final, India is asked to bat first against arguably the world’s best bowling attacks. One day internationals where played in the 60 over format that times and it was only Krishnamachari Srikkanth with his peculiar and unorthodox batting technique, style and stance survived with the highest score of (38 from 57 balls). India managed 183 (all out, 54.4 overs).

Kapil Dev gave this quote that became one of the most iconic, motivating and often repeated quote in world cricket.
With 184 to score in 60 over’s having arguably the best opening pair of Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge with the legendary Sir Vivian Richards and Captain Clive Lloyd to follow. It seemed like a cake walk for the world’s most powerful team. Kapil Dev Nikhanj the Haryana hurricane who prove that India can produced best quality of seam bowlers said this “Team if this is not a winning total it’s definitely a fighting total'.

Balvinder Sandhu bowls Gordon Greenidge with a gem
The world best opening pair of the era is on the crease, odds against India to lift the world cup gets more and more tough and within minutes, Indian seam bowler Balvinder Sandhu gets a breakthrough with a dream delivery that surprises and shocks the magnificent Gordon Greenidge. Believing it to be an out swinger, Greenidge offers no shot, the ball cuts back in wide from the stumps and uproots the batsmen defense before he can understand what has happened, the damage has been done. Making best use of the weather condition, Sandhu has produced a gem to dismiss Greenidge that still lingers in the memory of ardent cricket fans all over. Who knew that the magic has already begun for India?

Kapil Dev takes a catch of his lifetime

The legendary Sir Vivan Richards is going steady with his impeccable style, scoring a quick 33 from 28 balls whatever light India saw during that magic dismissal of Greenidge seems to be doomed by the storm of Vivian Richards. A well timed hook from a short pitch delivery of Madan Lal saw a catch that a loyal cricket buff from India or anywhere down the world won’t forget. Running remarkably backwards for about 20 yards to take that catch to dismiss Richards, West Indies then failed to recover. Who knew Kapil Dev has taken the cup from the West Indies from that catch.

Mohinder Amarnath casts his spell
With his slow medium pace, all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath then casted his spell by conceding just 12 runs from his seven overs and taking 3 wickets, ensuring India’s triumph to the cricket history. Amarnath was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round performance.

It’s a big challenge for actor Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan to match to the magical memories already locked as safe deposit in the minds of cricket lovers in India. 83 is a reason why cricketers in India are the biggest stars and ‘real’ heroes. If 83 comes anyway near to India’s 83 glory, it will be Indian cinema’s biggest tribute/salute to the game of cricket and the match that changed the game of cricket in India. Time will tell. Till then lets bask again in the glory of Indian crickets most memorable story – the 1983 world cup triumph.

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First Published on: 2017-9-27T12:41:00 PM+00:00