India celebrates silver jubilee of 1983 triumph

Updated: 28 June 2008 09:47 IST

Cricket-crazy India today celebrated 25 years of the greatest triumph it has achieved so far in the sport by reliving the historic 1983 World Cup glory.

India celebrates silver jubilee of 1983 triumph
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New Delhi:

Cricket-crazy India today celebrated 25 years of the greatest triumph it has achieved so far in the sport by reliving the historic 1983 World Cup glory.

National dailies and television channels here paid glowing tributes to 'Kapil's Devils', going down memory lane to recreate the moments leading up to the victory that changed the cricketing landscape of the country.

In fact, a documentary reviving the memories, complete with interviews of the victorious team members, was released today to mark the occasion.

The men who made it happen, however, are not here. Kapil Dev and his teammates are in London, where 25 years ago they went as no-hopers but came back heroes.

They are set to be felicitated all over again at Lord's and will also celebrate their achievement at a dinner hosted by Sunil Gavaskar, an integral part of the 1983 World Cup team.

BCCI President Sharad Pawar will be there to honour the team all over again.

They have already been felicitated by the Indian Board, which gave away Rs 25 lakh to each member of the triumphant squad.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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