Delhi Police join hands with members of 1983 WC team to promote ‘teamwork’

New Delhi, May 12:

Members of the 1983 World Cup winning team have joined hands with Delhi Police to promote “teamwork and discipline” in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cricketers will be urging people to follow the government guidelines via Delhi Police, which will be promoting its initiative on Twitter with #1983 HeroesWithDelhiPolice.
“Nobody gave us a chance when we went to play our first match in 1983. But we made impossible possible,” Madan Lal, member of 83 WC winner team told said.
“This battle against Corona pandemic is big and we must show the same discipline and team work. Everyone should perform to let the team India win the battle,” he added.
The man behind this initiative, Atul Kumar Thakur DCP (South Delhi), has said that there is a lot to learn from the 1983 squad.
“1983 WC was an event when the team overcame all the adversities and it was the single sporting event that united the sporting scene of the whole country. People said that it was very difficult for India to win the cup but defying all odds every member of the team chipped in,” Thakur said.
“Be it Kapil Dev’s famous knock against Zimbabwe or Mohinder Amarnath’s performance in final or the no 11 batsman Balwinder Sandhu’s 22 runs partnership with Syed Kirmani at the crucial juncture. It was complete team effort,” he said.
“In the fight against Corona also we need same kind of team work where everyone from medical workers, police, government, citizens have to perform. One weaker link could cause a defeat in this battle,” he added.
Thakur said most of the members of the 1983 batch have agreed to join this initiative including Amarnath, Sandhu, Lal, Dilip Vengasarkar. (PTI)


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