Continuing from where we left in the first half, presenting to you the remaining squad of 83 world cup who brought glory to our nation in 1983.
Take a look and see which out of these you would have picked in fantasy cricket team if Apne11 was active back then. We have also listed down which actors will portray the roles of these real-life legends in the upcoming 83 movie.
Nishant Dahiya who was earlier seen in Kedarnath and Meri Pyaari Bindu will be seen in Roger Binny’s role in 83 Movie.
Roger Binny was one of the leading fast bowlers of the 1983 Indian world cup team. With 18 wickets in the tournament, he was the most successful Indian bowler. No one can forget his inspired bowling spell against Australia which gave the Indian team belief that they can go all the way in the tournament. With an action suitable for swing bowling, Binny posed a significant threat to the opposition in English conditions.
Post-retirement, Binny was the coach of the Under 19 team for a few years. Currently, he is serving as the office-bearer in the Karnataka state cricket association.
TV actor, Dinker Sharma, will play Kirti Azad’s role in the 83 Film.
Kirti Azad played one match in the world cup and that too the semi-final clash against England. He strangled the English batsmen by bowling the middle leg stump line and exerted a lot of pressure on them. As a result, he got the big wicket of Ian Botham in the match.
Currently, he is a member of parliament and a successful politician.
Actor-Singer, Harrdy Sandhu, will be seen playing Madan Lal on screen.
Madan Lal will always be remembered as one who took the big scalp in the final match against the west indies – Vivian Richards. It was an inspired bowling change by Kapil Dev, who took the catch of the tournament back then, which changed the complexion of the game once Richards got out. Madan Lal gave excellent support to other bowlers and formed a potent attack which could trouble any team on any given day.
At present, Madan Lal runs multiple cricket academies in Delhi. He even donned the hat of national coach for a brief time between 1996-97.
Syed Kirmani’s role will be played by Indian Youtuber, Sahil Khattar.
Considered to be one of the finest wicket-keeper of India of that era, Syed Kirmani was a vital member of the squad. He was quite handy with the bat and was a part of a few significant partnerships throughout the world cup.
Currently, he is active on various news channels as a cricket analyst.
Popular singer, Ammy Virk, has been roped in the enact Balwinder Sandhu’s role in 1983 world cup film.
For a few people, some moments give them instant recognition and fame, and that was the case with Balwinder Sandhu when he dismissed Gordon Greenidge in the final match. That was an iconic moment in the history of Indian cricket and gave the perfect start to the Indian team while defending a small total of 183 in a high-pressure match.
After retirement, Balwinder Sandhu served as a coach of Mumbai and Punjab and was associated with National Cricket Academy. Currently, he lives a peaceful life in Mumbai.
Best known for his work in Sacred Games, Jatin Sarna will be seen depicting Yashpal Sharma on the big screen.
Yashpal Sharma was a hard-hitting Indian middle-order batsman who played a pivotal role in the 1983 world cup. He was the top-scorer in two of the games that India played in the world cup – one being the first game of the world cup against West Indies with 89 and the other being the semi-final game against England with 61.
Post-retirement, Yashpal Sharma tried his hand at umpiring for some time in domestic matches. He also served as a national selector for the Indian national team.
Newcomer, R Badree, who was also seen in Amazon Prime’s The Forgotten Army, will be seen playing Sunil’s role in the film. 83 world cup
Sunil Valson remains the only cricketer in the world to lift the world cup without playing a single game in the tournament. He was a tall fast bowler and was picked in the squad keeping in mind the English conditions favouring the fast bowlers.
Currently, he is the team manager of the IPL franchise team – Delhi Capitals. He organizes camps at the grass-root level to spot talents across the country.
Not only all movie buffs and Ranveer Singh fans are awaiting the release of ’83 movie, but millennials who have up grown up listening to the stories of the 1983 world cup will be the first one to jump on the advance booking dates of the movie. We hope that the movie will give us insights about the dressing room stories and the challenges that Kapil and his boys faced during that time. So, 10th April 2020 – save the date, as the Kapil Dev biopic will give us a chance to relive the wonderful memories of the 1983 world cup 83 world cup