36th anniversary: Relive India’s 1983 World Cup triumph through iconic pictures

First Published 25, Jun 2019, 2:11 PM IST

Bengaluru: June 25, 1983 was the day when Indian cricket changed forever. It was the day when the Kapil Dev-led Indian team stunned the mighty West Indies to win the 1983 World Cup at Lord’s in London. As the nation celebrates the 36th anniversary of that historic moment, let us walk down memory lane with the iconic images of that triumph in England. Fans, cricketers remembered the day as they took to social media to hail India’s first-ever cricket World Cup winners. India defeated the West Indies by 43 runs in the final to win the World Cup (Prudential Cup). This was the third World Cup and the previous two were won by West Indies.

Indian players arrive in England to play the 1983 World Cup

Indian players arrive in England to play the 1983 World Cup

All the eight teams line up before the start of 1983 World Cup

All the eight teams line up before the start of 1983 World Cup

The players who created history for India at the 1983 World Cup. This is Indian team's group picture taken during the tournament

The players who created history for India at the 1983 World Cup. This is Indian team's group picture taken during the tournament

Fans are left disappointed as the tickets for the 1983 World Cup final at Lord's are sold out

Fans are left disappointed as the tickets for the 1983 World Cup final at Lord's are sold out

Kapil Dev is pictured during his historic 175 at the World Cup against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983

Kapil Dev is pictured during his historic 175 at the World Cup against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983

The picture from the 1983 World Cup final toss at Lord's. West Indies captain Clive Lloyd won the toss and chose to field first

The picture from the 1983 World Cup final toss at Lord's. West Indies captain Clive Lloyd won the toss and chose to field first

Mohinder Amarnath bats during the 1983 World Cup final. He made 26

Mohinder Amarnath bats during the 1983 World Cup final. He made 26

Indian players celebrate defeating West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final

Indian players celebrate defeating West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final

Fans invade the pitch after India's victory in the final

Fans invade the pitch after India's victory in the final

Kapil waves from the Lord's balcony after the World Cup victory

Kapil waves from the Lord's balcony after the World Cup victory

Kapil receives the Prudential World Cup Trophy from the Chairman of Prudential Assurance, Lord Carr of Hadley

Kapil receives the Prudential World Cup Trophy from the Chairman of Prudential Assurance, Lord Carr of Hadley

The Lord's ground is filled up with supporters after the final

The Lord's ground is filled up with supporters after the final

Amarnath and Kapil with the World Cup trophy

Amarnath and Kapil with the World Cup trophy

Indian players celebrate with the trophy

Indian players celebrate with the trophy

Kapil holds the trophy aloft

Kapil holds the trophy aloft

The Lord's ground the morning after India's historic triumph

The Lord's ground the morning after India's historic triumph

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