'The day Cricket became a religion...': Indians reminisce about maiden World Cup win in 1983
Photo: Twitter/@achyuta_samanta

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and several Indian Premier League (IPL) teams recalled India's historic maiden World Cup victory against West Indies on this day 38 years ago.

"#OnThisDay in 1983: A historic day for the Indian cricket as the @therealkapildev -led #TeamIndia lifted the World Cup Trophy," BCCI tweeted.

ESPN released a throwback video about this historic event on Twitter and wrote, "The nine seconds that changed the course of ODI cricket A look back at Kapil Dev's catch to dismiss Viv Richards in the 1983 World Cup final #OnThisDay."

Indian Premier League teams - Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, and Delhi Capitals also remembered the historic day when Kapil Dev-led India defeated two-time winners West Indies by 43 runs.

"There's just so much pride that we as Indians feel each time we look at this image #OnThisDay in 1983, @therealkapildev and his #TeamIndia earned a special place in cricketing history with a World Cup triumph at Lord's," Delhi Capitals tweeted while sharing the photo of Kapil Dev being presented with the World Cup trophy.

Various other cricketers also took to social media to look back at the day that inspired generations to come. Cricket lovers across India also expressed their love for the day and the Indian Cricket team.

Here's what they said. Have a look.

With inputs from ANI.

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