It was a dream come true for all the Indians when a team led by Kapil Dev won the World Cup in 1983. They were not even the contenders but stunned the mighty West Indies by 43 runs to lift the first global trophy. After scoring just 183 runs in 54.4 overs, the bowlers dismissed the Caribbean team for 140 in 52 overs.
Mohinder Amarnath was declared the Man of the Match for scoring 26 runs and dismissing three batters.
The 62-year old has praised his teammates for their contributions in one of the most memorable wins in the history of the Indian sports.
“Character is the most important thing. If we pick up all fourteen and Yash, I think everybody has a character. When you want to achieve something as big as that, everybody needs to have a character,” Kapil was quoted as saying to India Today during a special show.
“We all play cricket. If I look back, I think everybody has a character in the sense that they are not pushovers. You give them a lot of respect for not being a yes man, but they are ready to die and at the end of the day, they were all brilliant characters,” he stated.