Saturday, June 25, 2016

33 years ago, on this day, we made history ...

Exactly 33 years ago, around this time, many Indians were quite nervous. This was their date with destiny and the meeting was scheduled in the afternoon at the Mecca of cricket, the Lords cricket ground. The occasion was the final of the 3rd Prudential World Cup of cricket. It was a final match between the minnows - the Indian team - Kapil's devils and the mighty superpower of cricket and the title holders West Indies led by Clive Lloyd. While reaching the finals was unthinkable for the Indians, what they were about to face was a wounded lion. India had beaten WI once in the tournament on the road to the finals. Incidentally, just before the world cup, Indians were visiting the Caribbean Islands and had defeated them in a ODI match at the Indians' favourite venue the Port of Spain.

In the finals, the Indians were to bat first and could put up a paltry 183 all out on board. West Indies required to score 184 in 60 overs match to retain the trophy.

What happened afterwards, is HISTORY.

Well, here is an article I wrote in 2011 quoting the significance of this win. How such a match help us understand the concepts of personal finance. Click here to read the story.

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