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On this day: India win the 1983 World Cup

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We look back at the star performers from the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

On this day in 1983, Kapil Dev and his India side made history, as they won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. Lord’s was the scene for India’s greatest cricketing triumph at the time, as they beat two-time winners West Indies by 43 runs to lift the coveted trophy.

To celebrate the anniversary, we cast our minds back 35 years to the 1983 Cricket World Cup and the stars of the time.

Champions: India

Kapil Dev famously became the first Indian captain to lift the Cricket World Cup on the 25 June 1983.

Their route to the final saw them comfortably make it through Group B with four wins from six, before seeing off hosts England at Old Trafford in the semi-final.

They came up against the Windies in the final – who were on the hunt for a hat-trick of World Cup titles – but were to be shocked by a determined Indian bowling line-up.

Batting first, India were bowled out for 183 in 54.5 overs, with Kris Srikkanth top-scoring for them with 38.

Considering the talent in the Windies’ ranks, the total looked fairly chaseable, however, fine bowling from India’s attack helped skittle their opponents for just 140.

Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal were the stars with the ball, taking three wickets apiece as India recorded a historic 43-run victory.

England's David Gower finished at the top of the run-scoring charts with 384 runs

Most runs: David Gower (384)

While his side were knocked out at the semi-final stage, England’s David Gower still managed to finish top of the run-scoring charts at the 1983 World Cup with 384 to his name.

130 of his runs came in a great 120-ball knock against Sri Lanka at Taunton, which he followed up with 48 against Pakistan and 92* against New Zealand.

Gower’s 384 runs came at an average of 76.80 and an impressive strike rate of 85.95.

Roger Binny picked up 18 wickets in the tournament, the most by any bowler

Most wickets: Roger Binny (18)

Indian medium-pacer Roger Binny proved his worth in English conditions as he finished the 1983 World Cup as leading wicket-taker.

Binny, who played in every one of India’s games at the tournament, finished with 18 wickets, including a four-wicket haul against Australia.

He started the tournament with three wickets against West Indies, a feat he repeated when the sides met again later in the group stage.

He closed the tournament with 1/23 from his 10 overs in the final at Lord’s.

Kapil Dev's 175* against Zimbabwe was the highest World Cup score at the time

High score: Kapil Dev (175*)

India captain Kapil Dev re-wrote the history books with his remarkable innings of 175 not out against Zimbabwe.

Not only was it the highest World Cup score at the time, it was also a record score in one-day international cricket.

The situation which he found himself in as he came to the crease makes his efforts even more remarkable, as India were 9 for 4 upon his arrival.

That quickly became 17/5, but Dev provided a one-man resistance with 175 not out from 138 balls, including 16 fours and six sixes.

Winston Davis became the first man to take seven wickets in an ODI

Best figures: Winston Davis (7/51)

Windies paceman Winston Davis became the first man to take seven wickets in an ODI with his 7/51 against Australia at the 1983 World Cup.

His seven wickets helped the Windies to a convincing 101-run victory after they bowled Australia out for just 151.

Davis’ figures remained a World Cup record for 20 years before Glenn McGrath bettered them against Namibia in 2003.

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The Cricket World Cup began in 1975 in England with Prudential Assurance Company being the primary sponsor of the tournament. It is an event played every four years in the ODI format of the game. The Australian cricket team has achieved the biggest success with as many as 5 World Cup titles to their name followed by West Indies and India with two each. West Indies won the first-ever edition and England are the defending champions after winning the latest edition in 2019.

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1983 World Cup

The 1983 World Cup was the third edition of the 50-over tournament contested by all the Test-playing nations joined by a few minor countries. It found a new winner apart from the two-time champions West Indies, with Kapil Dev and his men lifting the trophy at Lord’s. It was the final edition with ODIs played for 60 overs rather than 50. Two groups of four teams each started the tournament which consisted of 27 matches played over 17 days in the month of June.

Check out this video where Former Indian Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi celebrates with Team India after winning the Cricket world Cup 1983.

The eight 1983 World Cup teams participating in the tournament were divided into two groups of four teams each. Each team played the other three teams in their group twice in the ‘Group Stage’. The top two teams from each group proceeded to the knockout stage, which consisted of the two semi-finals and the Final.

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The top-placed team in Group A played against the second-placed team in Group B and vice-versa. Winners of both the semi-finals played the biggest cricket game in every four years on 25 June 1983 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

The Group A consisted of England, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. England Cricket team finished at the top of the table winning 5 games out of 6 and staying clear 8 points ahead of the second-placed side. Pakistan won 3 out of their 6 and finished with 12 points in the Group Stage. New Zealand too had 3 wins out of 6 but were behind Pakistan by a margin of just 0.087 in the Run Rate column.

The Group B consisted of eventual winners India, defending champions and eventual runners-up West Indies, Zimbabwe and Australia. The 1983 West Indies Cricket team lost just one game in the Group Stage and topped the group with 20 points. They were followed by India with 4 wins in 6 games, which was 2 more than Australia’s wins.

Also see: 1983 World Cup final scorecard

The 1983 Cricket World Cup consisted of 8 teams namely India, West Indies, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.

Watch this video from the 1983 World Cup Final where the India captain in 1983 world cup , Kapil Dev took his iconic catch.

The 1983 Indian cricket team stunned the world by beating the dominant West Indies side, which had won both the previous World Cups and was all set to win their third. However, the Kapil’s Devils, as they were known, took the World Cup trophy to India for the first time.

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1) Who was the highest run-scorer in the 1983 World Cup?

A. England’s David Gower scored 384 runs in 7 matches.

2) Who was the Man of the Series in the 1983 World Cup?

A . There was no Man of the Series award in the first four editions of the World Cup

3) Who was the highest wicket-taker in the 1983 World Cup?

A. India’s Roger Binny was the highest wicket-taker in 1983 with 18 wickets under his belt

4) Who won World Cup 1983?

A . India won their first-ever World Cup in 1983

5) Who hosted the 1983 cricket world cup?

A. Just like the first two editions, England and Wales hosted the 1983 cricket world cup.

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Sunil Gavaskar’s 83 Review: ‘Blown away… look, style of every player uncanny’

Sunil gavaskar says winning the 1983 world cup and watching kapil dev lift the trophy was the most memorable moment of his life..

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At the 83 movie premiere in Mumbai on Wednesday evening, the members of Kapil Dev’s World Cup winning cricket team relived their past.

A special screening of the movie was organised that invited India’s 1983 World Cup-winning squad members. They rewound to every moment of magic, recreated on celluloid by director Kabir Khan.

As the legendary Sunil Gavaskar said, he was blown away. “Saw the movie for the first time at the Premiere last night and was blown away by the film. It’s simply brilliant and the way every actor has got the mannerisms, the walk, the look, the style of every player was unbelievably uncanny. Full marks to Kabir Khan and his team for their efforts,” the batting maestro told The Indian Express .

Tahir Bhasin has played Gavaskar in the film, while Ranveer Singh is skipper Kapil Dev.

Gavaskar called the 1983 World Cup triumph the most memorable moment of his life and the movie has allowed him to rekindle that.

“It made me relive that glorious campaign, culminating in the most memorable moment of my life, when Kaps received the trophy and lifted it high over his head,” said the former India captain.

He spoke about India’s World Cup successes under MS Dhoni also and wished the team well for the two upcoming world events – T20 World Cup next year and the 50-over World Cup in 2023.

“MSD and his boys gave similarly emotional moments in 2007, 2011 and 2013 (Champions Trophy), and God willing, am looking forward to 2022 and 2023 for that incredible high that every Indian gets when the country is the Champion of the World,” said Gavaskar.

The 1983 World Cup win triggered India’s rise as a global cricket power. Two years later, they won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia under Gavaskar’s captaincy.

’83’ has been an ambitious project by Khan and during a recent interaction with indianexpress.com , he spoke about the challenges.

“There were numerous challenges. It’s a true story of what really had happened but it’s amazing how each character did contribute to the journey. Everyone had a place in the fun. I had to be sure about getting all details right, about recreating an event that’s so iconic and deeply entrenched in the collective memory of Indians,” the filmmaker had said.

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The Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Members of Team India that won the 1983 World Cup remember the good and tough times during the tournament, an experience that's to be made into a movie

Mumbai: When Krishnamachari Srikkanth and a few other teammates left for England for the 1983 World Cup, it was meant to be a stopover for them. The plan was to head to the US from there for—besides a combined holiday—a belated honeymoon for the opener who got married in March.

It so happened, that on 25 June, India won the World Cup, beating West Indies in the final, scuttling Srikkanth’s plans. He had to return to India with the team to celebrate, cancel his ticket to the US and rebook again some months later.

The former India opener lamented, in jest, and said his captain Kapil Dev still owed him Rs10,000—the cost of cancellation of the tickets—for winning the World Cup.

Kapil Dev and 10 other members of that Indian team were in splits as Srikkanth, in his mix of accented Hindi and English, recounted the tale at the launch of ’83, an upcoming movie based on that famous triumph.

India captain Kapil Dev receiving the 1983 World Cup trophy. Photo: HT

Actor Ranveer Singh will play Kapil Dev in the film co-produced by Phantom Films and directed by Kabir Khan. Singh was present at the film’s launch event at the JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai, on Tuesday.

For once though, the hyperactive actor, dressed in a three-piece striped suit, was put to shade as members of India’s most celebrated cricket team held centre-stage. Most of them are now thicker in the middle, many of them slower to climb up the stage, but the camaraderie of old was still visible in abundance as they collapsed into giggles with their teammates’ stories.

They pulled each others’ legs and paid tributes in equal measure as one after the other, the 11 players—and the team’s manager P.R. Man Singh, now 78—trooped up to the stage to recount tales from 1983—some of the stories better known than the others.

Only Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Syed Kirmani could not make it due to professional and personal reasons.

“Our ticket was Bombay to New York via a stopover in London to play," said Srikkanth, 57, explaining how no one in the team expected to win the title. “We (an Indian team) had been to the World Cup twice (1975, 1979) and had beaten only East Africa, which was basically a band of Gujjus (Gujaratis) put together."

India won that match against East and Central Africa in 1975 by 10 wickets, the country’s only World Cup match victory till 1983.

“Prior to 1983, we used to go to England only to see some blondes with their long legs," said 67-year-old Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath, affording a smile.

In those days, the players said, there would be no coach with the squad, no team meetings, plans or strategies.

“So in a ‘meeting’ when Kapil Dev said we must win, we all thought he had gone mad," remembers Srikkanth. “Beat the West Indies? With their batsmen and four fast bowlers whose names we don’t want to remember? And this idiot says we will win?"

The team started the tour disastrously, losing its practice matches, playing “rubbish" and it was not until Manchester, said Roger Binny, 62, when something clicked. India beat West Indies in its opening match in Manchester.

All the players credited their captain for believing that the team could win and for inspiring the team. Of course, there was the old-fashioned ribbing of the then 24-year-old Kapil Dev’s English as well.

“The captain was obsessed with speaking in English," said Sandeep Patil, 61. “In team meetings he would say, ‘Sunil (Gavaskar), you have to bat. Srikkanth, you have to hit. Sandy (Balwinder Singh Sandhu), you have to become a tiger. Kiri (Kirmani), you have to keep...

“That was our team meeting. After he would leave, we used to ask around to decode what he meant."

Sandhu added: “He would say, ‘We will have a fielder there, there and there’. I would ask, ‘But where?’ I realized later that he (Kapil) had all this planned out only in his head."

“Cricket was played by cultured people, 15 years ago," countered Kapil, smiling. “They (his teammates) were cultured, I came from agriculture."

Almost all the players fondly remembered Kapil’s unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe, an innings few people saw (it was not televised nor had it been recorded). They were unified in declaring that as the turning point of the tournament for the team. In the semi-finals, India beat England and Kirti Azad got the wicket of Ian Botham with a turning ball that stayed low. When Kapil asked him how he managed that, Azad told him it was his “secret weapon that he had been practising on. Frankly, I still don’t know how that happened," said 58-year-old Azad, who still holds on to a few £50 notes that pitch-invading fans had shoved into his pocket.

In the final, India scored just 183 and when West Indies batted, Kapil told Sandhu to bowl in such a way that the batsmen could not hit towards Patil—a notoriously poor fielder. “If the ball goes to him, we will lose the match, Kapil told me," remembered Sandhu, 61.

Sandhu famously bowled Gordon Greenidge out early and later, Dilip Vengsarkar recalled, printed his visiting cards with an image that showed three stumps flying and the batsman leaving the ball.

But with Vivian Richards (33 off 28 balls) going great guns, it seemed that the match would be over soon. Sitting in the stands, Gavaskar’s wife “Pammi" (Marshneil) told Patil, who was fielding at the ropes, to pass on a message to her husband: Meet me at the station in half an hour to go shopping.

Then came Kapil Dev’s other great act—running backwards to catch Richards off the bowling of Madan Lal.

“Dilip once told me he can’t watch a recording of the final. He is afraid that Kapil will drop that catch," laughed 66-year-old Lal, who took three wickets in that match.

Off the field, the happy-go-lucky bunch with little expectations had a blast.

Patil remembered sharing a room with the disciplined Gavaskar who “practised in the day and slept at night," while Patil and some others “practised" at night and returned to their rooms late.

Sunil Valsan, the only one from that squad who did not play a match, joked that he was the only other player—besides the captain, vice-captain and manager—who got his own room. His roommate Azad was one of Patil’s partners on the nocturnal rendezvouses and would return only in the morning.

Yashpal Sharma, 63, remembered running out of champagne during their celebration on the Lord’s balcony after the final because bottles were being sent down to the crowd. So the players started distributing milk bottles which they had plenty of.

While Sandhu said that everyone’s story should be taken with a “70-80% discount," only once did all 11 unanimously concur.

The question was, who should do the “item number" in the film. All hands pointed to Srikkanth.

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8 Lesser-Known Stories From The 1983 World Cup Straight From The Manager, PR Man Singh

A few days ago, we brought to you some  unheard stories from the 1983 World Cup . Well, this could be treated as a sequel to that, except this time, all the stories are straight from India’s prolific manager PR Man Singh who is finally getting the recognition he deserves for his immense contribution to the biggest victory in Indian cricket.

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These anecdotes and quotes are from a wonderful interview taken by Himanish Bhattacharjee for Wisden in the year 2015. You can read it  here .

1. During India’s first meeting as 1983 World Cup contenders,  Kapil Dev  asked the team to give its 100 percent and try to enjoy off the field as well. But not too much. 

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2. The expectations were so low, that no one from India really asked the players if they were okay after their pre-tournament losses. It was assumed that they would be fine.

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3. Initially, it was tough to find vegetarian food  for the team , so one time they had to make do with biscuits and bread.

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4. However, things turned out to be fine eventually because the Indians living in England would bring food from their own houses for the team. Isn’t that something?

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5. We all know that Kapil Dev’s 175-run knock was not filmed because of the BBC strike, but Man Singh believes that is an excuse.

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6. Cricket often makes people superstitious, but what to do? The tricks work. Something like that happened during the final as well. Seeing India dismiss West Indies batsmen, BCCI officials started crowding around Man Singh, in anticipation of an early celebration. But it so happened that we stopped taking wickets then. This made a few reserve players suspicious, wishing that the officials would go. Which they did, and soon enough, India won.

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The next two instances have been taken from an article published in The Hindu. You can read it  here .

7. After India’s victory, it was PR Man Singh who reminded Wisden editor David Frith of his words, “I’d be happy to eat my words if India progresses beyond the league stage”. Those were the days of accountability, so Frith actually, literally did what he had said. He ate his words.

📜Before the 1983 World Cup, Wisden Editor David Frith wrote that India shouldn’t be invited due to a poor record. “I’d be happy to eat my words if India progresses beyond the league stage.” After India won, he got a photograph clicked eating the pages of the article! #Cricket pic.twitter.com/CaaUOvHRkn — The Bridge (@the_bridge_in) September 22, 2021

8. The manager also broke a popular rule back then. He allowed the wives of married players to travel to England and sit in the same bus. 

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The World Cup in football (soccer) is a quadrennial tournament of 32 men’s national teams that is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It determines the sport’s men’s world champion. It is likely the most popular sporting event in the world, drawing billions of television viewers every tournament.

The World Cup happens every four years in order to have enough time for the qualification tournaments and playoffs among national teams to take place. Additionally, four years provides the host country adequate time to plan the logistics of the tournament and how to best accommodate an influx of millions of fans.

Qualifying for the World Cup is a long process during the years between each quadrennial tournament. Each of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s six confederations determines its own qualification system, which produces the men’s teams that represent each confederation’s region. The six confederations are Africa; Asia; Europe; North America, Central America, and the Caribbean; Oceania; and South America.

World Cup prize money comes from the earnings of the nonprofit Fédération Internationale de Football Association. FIFA’s revenue is generated by high bids for television, marketing, and licensing rights for major football events that FIFA organizes. FIFA does not incur expenses for the construction of World Cup infrastructure, as those fall on the host country.

The men’s World Cup all-time top scorer is Miroslav Klose of the German national football (soccer) team. He scored a total of 16 goals across four World Cup tournaments, from 2002 through 2014. Marta , playing for the Brazilian women’s national team, scored her 17th World Cup goal during the 2019 Women’s World Cup , becoming the top scorer across the men’s and women’s tournaments. She played in five World Cups, from 2003 through 2019.

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The first competition for the cup was organized in 1930 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and was won by Uruguay . Held every four years since that time, except during World War II , the competition consists of international sectional tournaments leading to a final elimination event made up of 32 national teams. Unlike Olympic football, World Cup teams are not limited to players of a certain age or amateur status, so the competition serves more nearly as a contest between the world’s best players. Referees are selected from lists that are submitted by all the national associations.

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The trophy cup awarded from 1930 to 1970 was the Jules Rimet Trophy , named for the Frenchman who proposed the tournament. This cup was permanently awarded in 1970 to then three-time winner Brazil (1958, 1962, and 1970), and a new trophy called the FIFA World Cup was put up for competition. Many other sports have organized “World Cup” competitions.

For a list of World Cup champions, see table.

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A new Bollywood film - 83 - tells the story of India's historic win of the 1983 cricket world cup. Sports journalist Ayaz Memon, who travelled to England to cover the tournament, recalls India's heady journey to cricketing glory.

Fact can sometimes be more compelling than fiction.

India's victory in the 1983 cricket World Cup - which still remains one of the greatest upsets in the history of sport - is a case in point.

It was akin to Leicester City winning the Premier League title in 2016 - but even this example falls short as the premier league is not an international competition.

In 1983, India was considered to be a lost cause in limited overs cricket. In two earlier World Cups, the team had won just one match, and that too against East Africa.

For the most part, India's performances ranged between poor and appalling, exemplified by Sunil Gavaskar's infamous "crawl" against England in the inaugural tournament in 1975, when he scored just 36 runs in 60 overs without getting out.

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I was still a relatively new cricket writer when I was assigned to cover the 1983 World Cup. It was a matter of great prestige, undoubtedly, but I was also apprehensive about how much coverage would be possible, given India's stock in one-day cricket.

Unsentimental bookmakers usually know the pulse of experts and fans in such matters. The opening odds put India's chances of winning the tournament at 66-1, and even that seemed charitable.

The disdain for India's prospects was clear from almost every quarter. I remember going to the Lord's cricket ground just before the tournament to get my accreditation as a journalist, only to be tersely told by officials that this would only be given to scribes from countries which made the final.

"India is unlikely to be there so I wouldn't bother," was the clear message. On the eve of the tournament, David Frith, who then edited Wisden Cricket Monthly, wrote that he would "eat his words" if India won the tournament.

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984) holding the Cricket World Cup trophy won by Indian cricket team in New Delhi, India, July 08, 1983. (Photo by Sondeep Shankar/Getty Images)

Less dramatically, but no less cynically, I decided to skip India's first match against defending champions West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester. "Why spend on travel from my meagre allowance when the outcome of the match is already known?" I told myself.

Instead, I chose to watch New Zealand play England at the Oval. It is a mistake I regret to this day. India put in a determined performance to beat West Indies and I learnt the lesson of a lifetime: as a professional journalist, don't take anything for granted, and stick to the assignment, however boring or predictable it might seem.

From then, I firmly strapped myself on to India's roller-coaster ride in the tournament. The team went through ups and downs, overcame fitness worries, reached the brink of ouster midway, but recovered to enter the final in grand style, and finally beat two-time champion and odds-on favourite West Indies in the final at Lord's.

The details of India's matches are both well-known and now, available at the click of a mouse, so I won't repeat them here. But I do want to dwell on two major inflection points that made victory possible, both incidentally featuring Kapil Dev.

The first of these was his astounding 175 not out against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells. I still rate this as the best ODI century. There have been many great players in this format, and double centuries too have proliferated in ODIs over the past two decades. But nothing matches Dev's knock because of the circumstances under which he scored those runs.

Ranveer Singh (L) and Kapil Dev

India were in the doldrums, having scored just nine runs with four wickets down, when he walked out to bat. Plans for the journey back home were already being discussed in the dressing room (as I gathered later), when Dev started to turn things around in the most astonishing display of controlled aggression.

No other ODI century has been made in such challenging circumstances. And remember, Dev was not a top-order batsman. This innings brought India back from the brink, giving a dramatic twist to the tournament, and culminated in an epochal victory in the final - where Dev influenced the outcome again.

Bowled out for a paltry 183, India's goose looked well and truly cooked. Then came the captain's fantastic catch to dismiss a rampaging Vivian Richards. After this, the West Indies withered away. Cricket-crazy Indians everywhere erupted in joy. India had turned the cricket world upside down.

Director Kabir Khan's new movie, 83, attempts to recreate this magic for the millennial generation. I am neither an expert on cinema nor a film reviewer and frankly, having lived through the tournament personally, nothing can match the exhilaration and awe of that extraordinary achievement even now.

It's a great story to be told on celluloid, but also a complex one. At one level, it is a simple, linear narrative of a spectacular sports victory against all odds. At another level, it is about a bunch of fascinating and diverse characters and their interpersonal relations which shaped this achievement through dramatic twists and turns.

It couldn't have been an easy film to make. Mr Khan relies on well-known anecdotes to build a narrative. The film is loaded with clichés and the signature touches of his earlier films. But such is the sweet flavour of that singular victory, so thrilling the drama, that it shouldn't fail to gratify the viewer.

The impact of the 1983 World Cup on India was transformational. That the country is a cricketing superpower today is traced back to this win. More importantly, beyond sport, it infused in Indians the self-belief to excel in every kind of endeavour.

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The 18th World Cup season began in December 1983 in Kranjska Gora , Yugoslavia (now Slovenia), and concluded in March 1984 in Oslo , Norway. The overall champions were Pirmin Zurbriggen (his first) and Erika Hess (her second), both of Switzerland.

A break in the schedule in February was for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo , Yugoslavia (now Bosnia ). The debate over amateur and professional status of world-class skiers came to a head this year over the issue of the Olympic eligibility of the holders of FIS Class B licenses, which were approved in 1981 to permit skiers to accept sponsorship money directly instead of through their national ski federations or Olympic committees. [1] [2] [3] After protests by some of the other top skiers (including twin brothers Phil and Steve Mahre ), the International Ski Federation (FIS) ruled in the summer of 1983 that the two holders of such licenses, Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein, would be ineligible to compete in the Olympics unless they surrendered those licenses and transferred the money received under them to the appropriate national ski or Olympic committees. [1] [2] [4]

Although Wenzel was willing to transfer her money as requested, Stenmark, who had moved his tax residence to Monaco and had received an amount estimated at over $5 million in payments during those three years, was not, because repatriating the money to Sweden would subject him to millions of dollars in Swedish income tax. [1] [2] [4] Despite the different reactions of the two, FIS decided to treat Stenmark and Wenzel identically and ban them both from Olympic competition in 1984, while permitting both to continue to compete in World Cup competitions. [2] [4] After the Olympics, Hanni Wenzel, who had won two overall World Cup titles and finished second or third overall six more times, retired, and several of the other top skiers, such as the Mahre twins and Norway's Jarle Halsnes , turned professional and left the World Cup circuit. The backlash over this series of events, combined with the increasing television revenues from the Olympic Games, led to the end of the ban on professional athletes in the Olympics before the end of the decade. [5]

In another ruling regarding Olympic eligibility, FIS denied rising all-event skier Marc Girardelli, who was a citizen of Austria but who competed for Luxembourg on the World Cup circuit, the ability to compete in the Olympics for Austria, ruling that he could only compete for the country that he represented on the World Cup circuit. [1] [4] As a result, Girardelli was not able to compete in the Olympics until after his Luxembourg citizenship was granted in the mid-1980s. [6]

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After World Cup win, Argentina has eyes set on an Oscar too

Santiago Mitre, director of "Argentina, 1985", nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, poses for portraits in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Less than three months after Argentina won its third soccer World Cup trophy in Qatar , there is growing excitement about the possibility that the country could take home another major prize – an Academy Award .

A win at Sunday’s ceremony for “Argentina, 1985,” would be the country’s third win at the Oscars , a nice bit of symmetry for the country as it continues to revel in its soccer triumph.

“Argentina, 1985” tells the story of the prosecutors who brought leaders of Argentina’s bloody 1976-1983 military dictatorship to trial and is competing for best international film. It’s been a box-office hit and an important reminder of how the country grappled with the crimes of a dictatorship that claimed tens of thousands of lives. And its awards season run has once again brought positive attention to Argentina.

“After the World Cup win, this is an immense joy,” the film’s star Ricardo Darín said in Spanish at January’s Golden Globe Awards, where it won the prize for best non-English language film.

Darín plays Julio César Strassera, the chief prosecutor trying to bring leaders of the dictatorship to justice.

In a recent interview, he said that while he was joking at the Globes, he recognizes Argentines felt “a lot of joy” when the film was nominated for an Oscar.

“Considering we’re still in the World Cup dynamic and the need to celebrate, it increases the euphoria of the celebration even more,” he said.

One of those joining that euphoria is Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi, the captain of the World Cup winning team, who called “Argentina, 1985” a “great movie” in a social media post last month, before adding: “Let’s go for the third.”

Director Santiago Mitre says that while the Oscars and World Cup are unrelated, both events have succeeded in uniting a normally polarized society around his film’s success.

“There is a desire to reconcile,” Mitre said in an interview in his home in Argentina’s capital, “To reconcile before this forced division that has been happening for so many years, from politics and from the media.”

There’s also a hunger for any bit of good news in a country with a bitterly divided political scene. The country has been stuck in economic doldrums for years, with almost four in 10 living in poverty and with the annual inflation rate at nearly 100%.

People lined up outside movie theaters to watch “Argentina, 1985” during its main theatrical release. It is now available on Amazon Prime Video and faces stiff competition from another international streaming release, Netflix’s “All Quiet on the Western Front.” The German film is considered the front-runner in the category, which also includes Poland’s “Eo,” Belgium’s “Close” and Ireland’s “The Quiet Girl.”

Argentina’s last military dictatorship is widely considered to be the most deadly of the military rule that engulfed much of Latin America in the 1970s and ’80s. Human rights organizations say some 30,000 people were illegally detained and disappeared without a trace.

The way Argentina put its dictators on trial so soon after the return of democracy in 1983, makes the country an outlier among several others that also transitioned to democratic rule during the period.

Almost 800 witnesses testified during the four months of hearings. Some of their words are used verbatim in the film to lay bare the horrors of the dictatorship.

For many, the film marked the first time they ever heard some of the shocking testimony, including from Adriana Calvo, who detailed how she was illegally detained when she was seven months pregnant and forced to give birth while handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car.

“I get very sad when I see a 17-year-old kid who plays down or compares democratic moments of the country … with a moment of the dictatorship,” Mitre said. “And what does that tell you? That they don’t know or that they forgot what happened during the dictatorship and the cruelty of the dictatorship and how difficult it was for society to build democracy.”

The trial ended with lifetime convictions for two key dictatorship figures, three others were sentenced to years in prison while four were acquitted. Amnesty laws later undid convictions and put justice for most of the dictatorship crimes on pause until they were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2005.

Younger generations questioning democracy’s importance extends beyond Argentina and Latin America, said Luis Moreno Ocampo, the assistant prosecutor in the 1985 trial who is played in the movie by Peter Lanzani.

Case in point, Moreno Ocampo said, was the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, and, more recently the Jan. 8, 2023 storming of Brazil's Congress by supporters of the country’s former president Jair Bolsonaro.

“That shows the importance of making the movie now, at a time when this new generation believes democracy is normal and sees its flaws,” Moreno Ocampo, who went on to become the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for almost a decade and now lives in Malibu, California, said. “And the movie shows that the alternative to democracy is dictatorship.”

One of the pivotal scenes in the movie involves Moreno Ocampo’s mother, a dictatorship sympathizer who came from a military family and was deeply skeptical of the 1985 trial until she hears Calvo’s testimony and changes her mind. For the former prosecutor, that’s also a key message for the present.

“We live in a world of echo chambers, we don’t talk to those who think differently from us. I think we have to understand what happened in Brazil on Jan. 8, what happened to the people who went on Jan. 6 to the Capitol. Why do those people do what they do?” Moreno Ocampo said. “Understanding those who think differently is the only way to live in democracy. Democracy isn’t about living with friends.”

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