This day in 1983.
Indian Cricket changed forever.
And I know what you’re thinking. There are better photographs that capture the moment. Here’s the thing though. There are a few guys missing from this picture.
One of them – Kapil Dev – was the captain of the team. Another – Sandeep Patil, played an important role right through. This week, the BCCI scrapped their pensions. All Rs 35,000 per month of it. Not because there were allegations of match fixing against them. Or they coached rival teams against India. But because they chose to join an idea (for thats all it still is) which is yet to find approval with the BCCI.