Yes! The cricket world cups have always given us the most excitement moments for all us. No matter the team is going to win or lose, it’s very special. While the match is in progress, there is always a thought that strikes our mind: "Can they win or lose?" The team that puts in more effort in all areas will win the match. I believe you agree with this!
The Indian cricket team has gifted us some glorified moment and it remained in the heart of every cricketer lovers I believe. As you all know, during the 1975 and 1979 world cups, it was the Caribbean heroes who were very dominant with exceptional batters and bowlers, and they lifted the initial two world cups. I can’t even imagine those days for all the teams and how they dealt with the pace attacks of Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Michael Holding, and others. In the batting department Vivian Richards, I think the batsmen of no fear and full confidence who hit the ball hard and trouble the opposition all the time.
Maiden world cup moments
Though the West Indies team was very strong during the 1980s, how did the Indian team lift the World Cup in 1983? It seems very interesting! Am I right? How can we forget memorable moments from the 1983 Cricket World Cup? It was a remarkable performance by the Indian team and made the nation proud.
Mohinder Amarnath, the player probably you would have remembering. The all-round effort of this player has tensed the opposition, and he is one of the reasons for the victory in the 1983 World Cup. Such an exceptional bowling figure of 3/12 and a crucial 26 Also, Kapil Dev, the personality who never needs introduction! You know he remained as the fifth run getter of the tournament contributing 303 runs in 8 matches.
Just assume a cricket world cup final that too with the defending champions west indies, I feel it is not even easy to dominate them and bring the glory to the homeland. But the team has done it with talent and real spirit, which is phenomenal. It still remains one of the most iconic moments of the contest.
That wicket has changed the game
Though we lost to Sri Lanka in the 1996 semifinals, we still have good memories to cherish. As you all know reaching the semis in a cricket world cup is a big deal. Those days there was a saying by opposition teams "You get him out the rest will collapse" I think that would have happened in the semis When Romesh Kaluwitharana took the bails of little master Sachin Tendulkar, the team fell. What if Sachin remained still? It would have been an easy entry to the final. I hope you agree.
Tough luck in the final
I think most of us believed the cricket world cup 2003 is for India as the way they started. the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the consistent batting of Sachin, the unfearful batting of Sehwag, and much other contribution from the team members. However, we were not very competent in dealing with Australian players and paid a huge price. During the final, the Indian bowlers were economically not good as the Aussie batsmen took the charge and put a mammoth total on the scoreboard. Even if we lose the match, the only way we can console ourselves is by thinking about the world-class batsman Sachin, who remained the most prolific run scorer of the tournament.
The strategy has paved the way to success
We have already made the judgment that the game is over. The match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa Pakistan had all the complete hope to lift the trophy as you know the silent killer Misbah ul haq made the trajectory very easy. However, the captaincy brilliance of MS Dhoni helped the team lift the trophy in the 2007 World Cup. The Indian viewer who watched the game never expected that the final over would be given to Joginder Sharma. Mahi would have a great strategy to get the big man and make his nation proud. Yes! He gave the nation pride.
Waited for 28 years and made the nation proud again
As far as I’m concerned, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for India was very smooth, and I think the happiest person would be Sachin, as he told me that I have been playing for nearly 23 years and had a long wait to lift the trophy for my nation. Once again the Dhoni’s tactics being a captain worked out and Gautam Gambhir who handled pressure well and put the team India in a commanding position and made the remaining batting line way easy to reach the target.
This year we have a world cup coming up and let us expect the men in blue will create wonders for the nation again!