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Thought it was a big deal making it to finals itself: Kris Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth, who was part of the World Cup-winning squad of 1983, believes there was no pressure

Kris Srikkanth

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jun 2020 4:34 PM GMT


New Delhi: Kris Srikkanth, who was part of the World Cup-winning squad of 1983, believes there was no pressure on the team going into the tournament as they were underdogs and for them it was a scenario of nothing to lose and everything to gain.

"I remember on the eve of the finals there were all the top officials from the board, the joint secretary and everyone and there was a small meeting. They said don't worry about the finals tomorrow, you've come so far that's itself fantastic. And whether tomorrow you win the match or not, they announced a 25,000 rupees bonus for all of us. And we were all thrilled to hear that," Srikkanth said while speaking on Star Sports.

"And honestly, we did not feel that much pressure. It was everything to gain and nothing to lose scenario. Because favourites were West Indies, they were '75 & '79 champions and rockstar team, dominating world cricket, so we thought it was a big deal making it to the finals itself," he added.

The 60-year-old also talked about the atmosphere in the Indian dressing room before they went out to defend their total of 183 and how skipper Kapil Dev's pep talk inspired the team. IANS

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