India celebrates 40 years since first cricket World Cup win
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared a tweet, saying that Cricket World Cup 1983 victory changed his life as he was inspired to play cricket.
Sachin described India's first win as the defining moment that changed Indian cricket and his life moreover.
Member of the winning squad Ravi Shastri also celebrated the World Cup triumph.
"40 years ago. A day etched in everyone's memories. I thank all my colleagues for making it happen," Shastri Tweeted.
1983 win inspired many cricketers present in the Indian squad, talented cricketer Mayank Agarwal also remembered the 40 years of India's glory.
In 1983, the World Cup final was played between India and West Indies and the latter won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Kapil Dev-led side managed to score just 183 runs as Andy Roberts took three wickets while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, and Larry Gomes picked up two wickets each. Defending 183, India did a good job of keeping a check on the Windies run flow, reducing the side to 57/3.
Soon after, the team from the Caribbean was reduced to 76/6 and India was the favourites from there on to win the title. Mohinder Amarnath took the final wicket of Michael Holding to give India their first-ever World Cup title win. In the finals, West Indies was bowled out for 140, and as a result, India won the match by 43 runs.
Kapil Dev lifting the trophy at the balcony of Lord's Cricket Ground still remains an image to savour for all the Indian fans.