Rohit Sharma's team got 125 crores for winning the World Cup, then the 1983 champion team also demanded it

The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma created history by winning the T20 World Cup 2024 title. After which the BCCI gave them Rs 125 crore as a reward. Now a champion player of the 1983 World Cup has also demanded prize money from the board.

Jul 7, 2024 - 22:37
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Rohit Sharma's team got 125 crores for winning the World Cup, then the 1983 champion team also demanded it

After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded Rs 125 crore in prize money to the T20 World Cup winning squad, a former member of the 1983 World Cup winning team believes the board should also announce a cash reward for Kapil Dev's champion side.

In the 1983 World Cup final, India upset two-time champion West Indies by 43 runs, led by Kapil Dev. India then successfully defended the tiny mark with excellent bowling, amassing 183 runs in 60 overs. Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath each got three wickets as they bowled out the West Indies for 140 runs.

After that victory, the Indian team emerged as a new force in world cricket. The senior cricketer says that the 1983 World Cup team was not given any reward because the BCCI said that they did not have the money, but now that the board has the money, it can announce a cash reward.

In a conversation with IANS, on the condition of anonymity, this former cricketer said, "Rs 125 crore is a huge amount. We were not given any such reward then, because the board said that it did not have the money. Now they can give it, what is stopping them? Only a few players of that team are working, the rest are struggling. The BCCI should think about this."

The BCCI gave each player of the 1983 champion team Rs 25,000. When late singer Lata Mangeshkar came to know about such a meagre amount, she held a concert in Delhi to raise funds and gave Rs 1 lakh to each player of the team.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer