Former India all-rounder and current BCCI president, Roger Binny, has contradicted a scene from the movie ’83,’ directed by Kabir Khan. The film depicts India’s victorious journey in the 1983 World Cup, with Ranveer Singh playing the role of captain Kapil Dev and Deepika Padukone portraying Romi Dev, Kapil’s wife.
Binny, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, mentioned that the movie inaccurately portrays Indian players gazing in awe at the West Indies squad while waiting for the bus at the airport upon their arrival in England. The 67-year-old clarified that such an incident never occurred in reality and that the West Indies players did not overpower or intimidate the Indian team.
“The movie ’83’ shows us waiting for the bus in the airport upon arrival in England. The scene shows that as all the West Indies players go past us, we look at them in awe. But in reality, such a thing did not happen. We were not overawed by them,”
India celebrates 40 years of World Cup win on June 25
On June 25, 1983, team India celebrated the 40th anniversary of their historic first World Cup victory, led by captain Kapil Dev. The final match took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Where Clive Lloyd’s West Indies won the toss and elected to field. However, India struggled in their batting innings, getting bowled out for 183 runs. Andy Roberts took three wickets, while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, and Larry Gomes claimed two wickets each. And Joel Garner managed to dismiss one Indian batsman.
In an intriguing turn of events, India displayed a strong performance in the second innings, restricting the West Indies to 140 runs. Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath emerged as key performers, securing three wickets each, while Balwinder Sandhu took two wickets. Kapil Dev and Roger Binny also contributed with one wicket each. Ultimately, India emerged triumphant with a 43-run victory in the final, marking a historic moment in their cricketing journey.
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