Kapil Dev shares `83` trailer on Instagram, calls it `story of my team`

Kapil Dev shares `83` trailer on Instagram, calls it `story of my team`

Former India captain Kapil Dev could not be more proud of the makers of `83` who have the hard task of portraying India`s World Cup in 1983 on the silver screen.

Sharing the trailer of `83` starring Ranveer Singh, Kapil Dev wrote on Instagram: “The story of my team.”

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Helmed by director Kabir Khan, `83` revolves around India`s historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win. The movie features Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, captain of the World Cup-winning team.

Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Addinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R Badree and Pankaj Tripathi are also a part of the film. Interestingly, Deepika Padukone will be seen playing Romi, Kapil Dev`s wife in `83`, which will hit the big screen on December 24.

It was on June 25, 1983, when India lifted their first-ever cricket World Cup title, defeating West Indies in the finals by 43 runs at the Lord`s Cricket Ground. It is now 38 years to India`s triumph in the tournament.

The World Cup-winning team was led by all-rounder Kapil Dev. India`s World Cup final playing XI included Sunil Gavaskar, K Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath, Yashpal Sharma, SM Patil, Kapil Dev (c), Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani, and Balwinder Sandhu. After the win, cricket got a fillip in the country, elevating the sport to religion for fans with every child wanting to become a cricketer.

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