In hindsight, leaving the shores as a bunch of ‘no hopers’ was a blessing in disguise. If any member of the '83 team barring Kapil Dev is now to say he was confident of us winning the cup back then, he is lying. Period.
There was no pressure on us whatsoever. Some of the leading reporters even skipped the event, stating there was no point in covering a tournament where
And picnic it was, or at least that is what we thought it would be. Sunil Gavaskar had already planned a tripfor eight players from the WC squad, with Ajit Wadekar as manager, to the
The warm-up games we played were total disasters. Losing to
Leaving the team hotel for the opening game against West Indies at