The ’83 Reunion: The 1983 WC winners Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth reunite as Chennai Super Kings celebrate IPL 2021 victory – Check Pics

The '83 Reunion: The 1983 WC winners Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth reunite as Chennai Super Kings celebrate IPL 2021 victory – Check Pics
The '83 Reunion: The 1983 WC winners Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth reunite as Chennai Super Kings celebrate IPL 2021 victory – Check Pics

The ’83 Reunion: Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth reunite: IPL 2021 winners Chennai Super Kings celebrated their 4th IPL title victory in Chennai on Saturday. The celebration also marked a little reunion for the 1983 World Cup-winning team. The legendary Kapil Dev, India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri & Krishnmachari Srikanth were in attendance at the ceremony. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates

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The ’83 Reunion: The 1983 WC winners Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, K Srikkanth reunite as Chennai Super Kings celebrate IPL 2021 victory – Check pics

The Trio of Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, and K Srikanth were in attendance at The Champions Call – a felicitation ceremony hosted by India Cements Ltd, which has completed 75 years, at the Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on Saturday.

The Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M.K. Stalin was the chief guest in the ceremony and presented mementos to Chennai Super Kings players MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Bhagat Verma and KM Asif, and members of the support staff L Balaji, Dr. R.N Baba, Dr. Madhu, N Sanjay, and Lakshminarayanan.

Speaking about the trio of Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, and K Srikkanth,  Mr. N Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, The India Cements Ltd, said, “There are two or three greats who are present here. First, I’m really happy that Kapil could come. There are two others in the audience whom I want to acknowledge. One is the incomparable Ravi Shastri and the other is our own Krishnmachari Srikanth. This is in a sense, an emotional time for me.”

“Everybody had written us off but all of us had faith in the team. I always tell people that we own the franchise, not the players. No player wants to lose. Therefore, we treat victory and defeat as two sides of the same coin,” he further added.

India won the first ICC Cricket World Cup on 25 June 1983, defeating the West Indies in the final under Kapil Dev’s Captaincy. It was also the first appearance by an Asian nation in a World Cup final.

Put into bat, Kapil Dev-led side posted a target of 183 runs to the West Indies and bowled them out at 140 runs to win the final match by 43 runs.

Mohinder Amarnath was selected as the ‘Man of the Match’ in the final match that was played at Lord’s ground.


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