Will the magic of June 25, 1983 be re-created in Indian cricket? The lustre over India's only ODI World Cup victory glows more and more with the passing of each year.
Six editions have since gone by and the closest the Indian team has come repeating the feat of 'Kapil Dev's team was in South Africa in 2003, when Sourav Ganguly and his men made it to the title round.
But as the saying goes, second best is still a loser, and to be candid the Indians were so badly outplayed by Ricky Ponting and his all conquering squad that there was never any chance of winning.
Since it continues to be an only triumph, there is a tendency to dismiss the 1983 World Cup victory as a fluke but that will be unfair to Kapil's Devils as they were christened by a suitably impressed British media. After all, the Indians defeated the two-time champion West Indies not once but twice and added the in form England's scalp for good measure.
There's no doubt there was something positive about that triumph.Read More »from Will the magic be re-created?