The BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah said that June 25 is a Red Letter Day for Indian Cricket. Back in 1985 on this day, Kapil Dev became the first Indian captain to win the ICC World Cup after defeating West Indies. And in 1932, on June 25 India began its test journey under CK Nayudu’s captaincy at Lord’s
Jay Shah captioned in a tweet, “June 25 is a Red Letter Day for Indian Cricket. On this day in 1932, India began its Test journey under CK Nayudu’s captaincy at @HomeOfCricket, the historic venue where @therealkapildev’s men produced a magical performance in 1983 to bring home the World Cup.”
Let’s turn some pages of Indian history, back in 1932 the Indian national team palyed their first test match at Lord’s & became the sixth team to be granted test status. The 1932 match was given test status despite being completed in 3 days. India was bundled for 187 runs in the last innings & lost by 158 runs to England. From the year 1932 to 1952, India had to wait almost 20 years for registering its first victory in the longest format of cricket.
Jumping a little ahead to 1983, Lord’s again became the focal point as India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win its first World Cup Trophy. In the 1983 World Cup final, India was bowled out for 183 runs in 54.5 overs with Kris Srikkanth top-scoring with 38. However restricted bowling attack from India’s bowling department helped India to outclass West Indies for just 140 runs & thereby clinched the 1983 World Cup.
India has won World Cup title for two times, first in 1983 & then in 2011. MS Dhoni captained the 2011 Indian team to win their second World Cup title after 28 years.
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