A number of legends like Milkha Singh lost their lives due to coronavirus in 2021. The sports fraternity shed a few teardrops when men like 1983 Cricket World Cup-winner Yashpal Sharma, hockey stalwart MK Kaushik, football superstar Gerd Muller et al left us.
As actor Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83’ is all set to release, here’s taking a look at the real 1983 World Cup-winning heroes and what they’re doing in their lives now.
From Kapil Dev’s Iconic catch to dismiss Viv Richards in the final match to Mohinder Amarnath's spells of swing bowling, here are some of the standout performances, which contributed to Team India’s journey to the winning the World Cup for the first time.
Apart from representing India 79 times in the international arena, Yashpal was also a distinguished national selector
Sharma, played 37 Test, 42 ODIs and 160 first class matches and also remained national selector
Yashpal Sharma, played 37 Tests and 42 ODIs for India. He was 66 when he died and is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
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