The Kapil Dev-led Indian team thumped the defending champions West Indies by 43 runs to clinch their maiden World Cup trophy in 1983.

Former Indian speedster Dodda Ganesh wants the Indian government to give Bharat Ratna to Kapil Dev. It is India’s highest civilian honor. Sachin Tendulkar is the only sportsperson conferred the Bharat Ratna award.

Sachin started playing cricket after watching Team India’s victory in the 1983 World Cup. Sachin lifted the World Cup trophy himself when India defeated Sri Lanka in 2011.

“Master blaster has often said that 83 WC victory inspired him to dream of holding the WC. He chased the dream and won it. He was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, why shd not the person, the legendary allrounder ever from Ind Mr.Kapil Dev Nikhanj be awarded Bharat Ratna,” he wrote.

The Kapil Dev-led Indian team thumped the defending champions West Indies by 43 runs to clinch their maiden World Cup trophy in 1983. India could score only 183, with Krishnamachari Srikkanth scoring 38 in the title clash match. In reply, Indian bowlers were up to the mark and bowled out the mighty West Indies for 140.

Mohinder Amarnath, who took 3/12 in 7 overs, was named the Man of the Match.

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