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83 Special: These Superheroes Made A Big Contribution In India’s Historic 1983 WC Win – Balwinder Sandhu

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Balwinder Singh Sandhu

June 25, 1983 … a date that is considered one of the most important days in the golden history of Indian cricket. A day when all of India rejoiced with joy. On June 25, 1983, India defeated the West Indies team considered very strong in the final of the Cricket World Cup. It was a day that still has a place in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.

The West Indies team was the most powerful team in the world during the 1980s. The team had won the World Cup in 1975 and 1979. The team’s batting was the best in the world and, at the same time, no hitter in the world wanted Take on the deadly bowlers of the West Indies. In such a situation, the Indian team demonstrated that charisma that no one expected. All the players on the team had given their lives to win this title. Here too the most prominent contribution was from players like Mohinder Amarnath, Madan Lal, Balwinder Sandhu, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Roger Binny.

In the final match, against Clive Lloyd’s mighty West Indies team, the Indian team was able to score just 183 runs in 54.4 overs for the loss of ten wickets. Srikanth contributed the team’s 34 highest runs. It seemed that the West Indies would achieve this goal very easily. But no one expected the charisma that Indian bowlers had. Indian bowlers led by Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal created history with the Caribbean team with just 140 runs. India won this match by 43 runs to win the World Cup. In the match, Mahinder Amarnath took 3 of 12 and Madan Lal took 3 wickets for 31 runs.

Balwinder sandhu

Balwinder Sandhu’s contribution to making India a world champion can never be forgotten. Balwinder was amazing with both the bat and the ball. During the batting, Balwinder played an 11-run undefeated inning. He scored these 11 runs while hitting No. 11. He shared a 22-run partnership with Syed Kirmani for the last field.

At the same time, during bowling, Balwinder did not let the Caribbean hitters run. Took 2 wickets for 32 runs in 9 overs. It also included the window of the great West Indies opener Gordon Grinnies.

Date: June 25, 1983, Prudential World Cup final
India vs West Indies

Result: India won by 43 runs

short punctuation
India 183 with everything (Srikanth 38, Sandeep Patil 27, Mohinder Amarnath 26, Andy Roberts 3/32, Malcolm Marshall 2/24); West Indies 140 with everything (Viv Richards 33, Jeff Dujon 25, Mohinder Amarnath 3/12, Madan Lal 3/31)


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