At present, the entire world is suffering from the corona virus epidemic. Sports activities are also closed in this difficult time. In such a situation, the current and former cricketers are appealing to the fans to stay in their homes. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has started a campaign with the team that won the World Cup in 1983, through which it is appealing to the people to unite in the war against Corona. The Delhi Police has named the campaign the ‘hashtag 1983 World Cup Heroes with Delhi Police’ in which the members of the World Cup winning team on Twitter are appealing to people to introduce teamwork and discipline in their video message.
Let me tell you, when the Indian team went to the England World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983, no one thought that this team will return to the country with the World Cup. But the spirit and courage with which the players of Team India played the entire tournament under the captaincy of Kapil Dev is a unique example. In line with this, the players of the World Cup winning team have called upon the countrymen to show the same spirit in the war against the corona virus epidemic.
Regarding this campaign, 1983 World Cup winning team member Madan Lal told ‘Bhasha’, “When we went to play the World Cup, no one thought that we would win but we believed in ourselves. It was a result of teamwork and discipline that the trophy came into our hands. “
He said, “Similarly, in the fight against Corona, health workers, police, government, citizens have to win by performing like a team”. It is known that our team was bowled out for 183 runs in the 1983 World Cup final, but we had reversed discipline and battling. The country needs the same discipline and fighting today. “
He said, “We are going through a bad phase at the moment. In such a situation it is necessary to follow the rules of lockdown and help the police. We can only win as Corona as a team. Almost all the members of the team including Balwinder Sandhu, Roger Binny, Kirmani, who made a significant 22-run partnership, have messages that will be released in a series of times.
Atul Kumar Thakur, DCP (South Delhi) of Delhi Police, who embodied this campaign, told the language that many players are giving their support in the fight against Corona but the 1983 victory gives the lesson of victory in odd circumstances and that is why The idea was to add them.
He said, “The victory in odds was the victory in which every member of the team contributed. That victory had united the whole country. Sandhu, who added 22 runs, dropped to number 11 despite Kapil Dev’s innings against Zimbabwe or Mohinder Amarnath’s performance in the final or being injured due to a bouncer. It was a full team effort and we have to work as a team against Kovid-19 as well. “
He said, “If a single link does not work in this battle, then we will not be able to win this battle. All members of the 1983 World Cup team are associated with us in this campaign. All the videos will be released in turn. ”Thakur also said that he is also trying to link the team that won the 2011 World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Mohinder Amarnath, who was the man of the match in the final against West Indies, said, “The police are working very hard and are away from their families so that we can be safe.” We need to help them and follow the rules of social distance. With this, you, your family and the city of Delhi will also be safe. ”
(With PTI inputs)
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