1983 World Cup win’s 39th anniversary: Syed Kirmani goes down memory lane

The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman goes down memory lane: how they won the 1983 World Cup, how it changed India’s cricket scene and a suggestion to the BCCI.

1983 World Cup
Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. Photo: Twitter

Today (June 25) marks the 39th anniversary of India’s landmark 1983 cricket World Cup win. The Kapil Dev-led team stunned the mighty West Indies in the final at Lord’s to win India’s first-ever cricket World Cup.

A watershed moment in Indian cricket history, the 1983 win inspired a generation of youngsters to take up the sport.

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On the occasion of the 39th anniversary, we have one of the members of that winning team – the legendary wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani for our special, exclusive podcast.

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In the podcast, Aprameya C of The Federal talks to Kirmani, where he goes down memory lane: how they won the World Cup, how it changed India’s cricket scene and a suggestion to the BCCI.

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