Current BCCI President and 1983 World Cup-winning player Roger Binny contradicted the scene from the film 83. He said the image showed them looking at the West Indies team in amazement. But that didn’t happen as they weren’t intimidated by them.
India is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1983 World Cup triumph. The team led by Kapil Dev defeated the powerful West Indies by 43 runs in the final and lifted their first title in the history of the game. The team played like champions and was on top of the game.
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To the delight of the Indian fans, a film was created about that World Cup triumph and it was a huge success. But there were quite a few scenes that Roger Binny felt were poorly portrayed. He said that such things did not happen and that it was a different view of it.
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Roger Binny said that they did not talk about cricket apart from the meeting that day because they were in a good mood. Speaking to Sportstar, he explained:
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“The film ’83’ shows us (the India team) waiting for the bus at the airport when we arrive in England. The scene shows that as all the West Indies players walk past us, we stare at them in amazement. But in reality, such a thing did not happen. We were not intimidated by them.
“We never talked about cricket all day. Of course, there would be team meetings, but other than that, we didn’t talk much about the game. We had lots of fun; we’d make jokes on the team bus. We had a lot of people with a good sense of humour, so the atmosphere was good and everyone was a character on their own, whether it was Yashpal, Kirti or Sandeep, so it was a happy dressing room.”
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“I was coming back to the Indian team,” Roger Binny says he wanted to do well for the team.
Roger Binny, who played a key role for the team at the 1983 World Cup, spoke about his personal performance. He said that he was coming back and that he was determined to act. He explained:
“I was coming back to the Indian team after being knocked out earlier so I was determined to perform to the best of my abilities. Just before the World Cup, I had a good Ranji Trophy campaign, so coming back, I wanted to do well. Fortunately, the conditions suited my type of bowling and I was able to sew well.” He concluded.
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