Cricket World Cup 1987: India and Pakistan in a State of Denial

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1987 World Cup
The major sporting events have a four year cycle and Cricket World Cup is no exception and generally are a benchmark to gauge our own progression in life and I was now in my 11th grade. Cricket was a late entrant to the World Cup in contrast to football which started off in the 1930s no wonder it’s the second largest sport.
The 1983 World Cup enthused the indian middle class and the indian middle class welcomed the live cricket one day broadcasts into their living rooms and cricket was becoming a national pass time short of a national obsession.

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Cricket World cup 1983: Kapil Dev Inspires a Nation

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I was in 7th grade.

A few months before the World Cup when I was playing street cricket one of my friends told me about World Cup.

He mentioned Zimbabwe was in the same group as India it did not mean much to me. Those days I used to regularly read the sports section of the newspapers but I vividly remember India touring West Indies before the World Cup and they did beat West Indies in a one day in that series so I was looking forward to reading about Indian team performance in the World Cup Continue reading Cricket World cup 1983: Kapil Dev Inspires a Nation