Team India – A Revolution in Cricket History. Part One
Team India is a pool of stars and talented players. These cricketers enjoy stardom and there are many fans throughout the world. But to reach this position, Team India had undergone various struggles and its road to success is an inspiration for every youngster.
Back to 1932, India entered the International Cricket as an underdog. Though cricket was introduced in 18th century in India by the British travelers, it got the chance to play its first test match against England in 1932 only. In the presence of professional teams like England, West Indies, etc, Team India did suffer many humiliating defeats.
In 1970, after the entry of Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, etc, Team India went through many changes. Players like Erapalli Prasanna and Bishan Singh Bedi became a challenge to other professional players with their amazing spin abilities. India was beginning to give serious fights by this time.
In 1983, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, Team India won the World Cup by defeating the almighty West Indies. This was a record then, as many people didn’t expect an underdog to beat West Indies and grab the World title. Team India put an end to West Indies era in cricket, but it failed to become the number one.