2. Kapil Dev and Co. lifting the 1983 World Cup
This is one of the most iconic images of Indian cricket history of the 20th century. There are moments which spur magic. When the Under-Dog Indian side crushed the dominating West Indies in the finals of 1983 World Cup at Lord’s, suddenly the way Indians perceive the sport and the way they are being looked upon in the cricketing fraternity changed drastically. Under the inspirational leadership of Kapil Dev, India pulled off one of the most emphatic victories in the history of cricket. To stop the two-time World Champions, West Indies at the Mecca of cricket, Lord’s was beyond anyone’s belief. The win paved way towards the radical development of the game in a never seen way before in India.