Why did the West Indies lose to India in the 1983 World Cup final, Holding revealed

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Why West Indies lost to India in 1983 World Cup final, Holding revealed

When the Indian cricket team went to England to play the World Cup in 1983, no one thought that this team will return to the country with the title of World. But in the final, Team India won the title for the first time by defeating the two-time world champion West Indies at Lord’s ground. Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has made a big disclosure about this title match and has also given a big reason for the defeat.

Michael Holding made a big disclosure on Tuesday, saying that the West Indies team was overconfident against India in the 1983 World Cup final. Michael Holding said that the West Indies had taken the match lightly after dismissing India at a score of 183 and that was the reason for the defeat of the Windies team.


The West Indies team had won two consecutive World Cups before the 1983 World Cup, while the Indian team captained by Kapil Dev was not given much consideration. India were all out for 183 in the World Cup title match. After this, the West Indies team collapsed for just 140 runs in front of the bowling of Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath. With this, India won the World Cup and registered its name in history.

Recalling the defeat in the World Cup title, Holding told sports analyst Joey Bhattacharya at Sony Ten Pit Stop, “To be honest, I was probably an overconfident. We didn’t think India would have any trouble in the World Cup. Is going to be. Yes, they beat us many times before the World Cup, but we always thought that we would dominate them, especially our fast bowling Sector. “


Holding went on to say, “Especially in that final. We took India lightly just because we dismissed the Indian team cheaply. It happens when you underestimate the front team and the weak team performs well. It takes effort to do. “

It is worth noting that in the World Cup final played in 1983, the Indian team captained by Kapil Dev was all out for just 183 runs in 54.4 overs, batting first. Srikanth scored 38 and Mohinder Amarnath scored 26 runs for India. In response, the Windies team collapsed for just 140 runs in 52 overs. Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath took 3-3 wickets for India.


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