In the country of India, cricket is not just a sport, but a religion for perhaps 140 crore Indians. Even if the team loses a match, the fans start crying profusely. Few other sports in India are given the respect and respect cricket deserves. The ODI World Cup will be organized in India this year. By winning this World Cup, the Indian team will try to end the ICC trophy drought of last 10 years. Before that, let us know about one of the achievements of Indian team’s legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev…
On this day (June 18), Kapil Dev had a tremendous performance 40 years ago in 1983. At that time, it was almost impossible to even think about doing such a feat. However, Kapil Paji had crossed that milestone. Even today every Indian is proud to see his performance.
A memorable match in the year 1983
In the 1983 World Cup, under the leadership of Kapil Dev, the Indian team showed the world that we are not less than anyone by winning the title. However, let us know about the innings of Kapil Paji in the match played today in the India vs Zimbabwe team. India’s hopes of victory in this match looked very slim. However, Kapil Paji batted with a storm and made a historic innings, which is still written in golden letters in the cricket history books. On the strength of this innings, India defeated Zimbabwe.
Kapil Paji’s historic innings
The 20th match of the World Cup was being played between India and Zimbabwe. At that time cricket was played in 60 overs. This match of the World Cup held in England was being played at Tunbridge Ground at that time. In the match, captain Kapil Dev won the toss and decided to bat. India had lost 5 wickets for 17 runs. Veterans like Sunil Gavaskar (0), K Srikanth (0), Mohinder Amarnath (5), Sandeep Patil (1) and Yashpal Sharma (9) were back in the tent. Looking at the state of the team, it seemed that India was losing the match. However, Kapil Dev’s batting was still to come. No one thought that this game of Kapil Paji will be remembered for decades. Kapil Paji played well for the captain and scored an unbeaten 175 off 138 balls. There were 16 fours and 6 sixes in this innings. Kapil Dev also put up a satisfying score of 266 to get the team out of a difficult position.
India lifted the World Cup
Chasing India’s 267-run challenge, Zimbabwe’s innings ended on 235 runs. India won this match by 31 runs. India won its first ever World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev. Apart from Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni was the captain who led India to win the World Cup. Dhoni won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011 after 28 years. Indian team has not won the ODI World Cup since 2011. Meanwhile, the fans are hoping that the Indian team will add another trophy to their name by winning the ODI World Cup at the end of the year. (former cricketer kapil dev smashed 175 not out runs against zimbabwe in 1983 world cup on 18 june ind vs zim world cup)
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