1983 World Cup, 30 years on

Once you win, you're in the history books: J Arun Kumar

Once you win, you're in the history books: J Arun Kumar

Karnataka's Ranji Trophy-winning coach talks about his philosophy and the players that made a difference this year read more

When farmers and salesmen beat India

Just five days before the World Cup began, Kapil’s Devils sank to a 19-run loss read more

1983: Path-breaking in more ways than one

Even 30 years after the epochal World Cup triumph, it’s impossible to not feel the awe read more

1983 and the radio in the background

The win helped cricket steal a march on other sports in a country besotted, until then, with read more

Everyone was captain on that day

When you play as a team, you don’t need big names to win. You need big commitment. That’s what we had in 1983 and that’s why we were the champions

The journey to Lord's, June 25, 1983

The story began with a win over West Indies, the champions losing their first World Cup match, and Kapil’s boys never looked back

'The 38 runs I scored were crucial'

Krishnamachari Srikkanth: The value of winning the World Cup became more obvious 10 or 15 years later

The Incredible Fourteen

The 1983 squad was a mix of talented cricketers whose contributions to cricket continue to enrich the game in India even today

We all wanted to be heroes

Millions of people started following the game and the BCCI also started growing and taking the game seriously after the 1983 win

1983 World Cup win in pictures

From the group stages to the winning moment: the journey through the lens

The 1983 World Cup quiz

How well you know the details of the competition? Find out by taking this quiz.

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