1983 World Cup

Remembering the 1983 world cup victory: This day, that year.

When you had a red transparent screen on B/W television, it was considered as color TV in those days. I was in school (sixth class) and after every 10 meters there was a house which had color TV (with Green/Red / Blue/Black screens over the main screen)

The craze for watching cricket was at its peak during those days. The local senior goons (area ka dadas) never placed me in the playing XI due to my inability to perform.

I remember the moment when India won the World Cup. Catching LIVE TELECAST in one of my friend’s house. Evening around 8 PM. Anything apart from studies, my memory is extra sharp.

Shrikanth’s innings were the highlights when India batted but we won the match because of splendid bowling. Amarnath, Richard getting hold of Kapil’s wicket and it was a 100% team effort. Everybody contributed.

Joel Garner had tears in his eyes and was lying on the ground. West Indian cricketers were very disappointed because India snatched the world cup from two-time world champions.

Over the years, unfortunately the Carribean cricket struggled to find players like Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Marshall, Holding and Logie.

Purane Din Yaad Aa Gaye….

Cricket ki JAI HO