India faced Zimbabwe in a group-stage match, and little did the cricketing world know that they were about to witness a monumental innings. Kapil Dev, the Indian captain, walked in to bat with India in deep trouble at 9/4. Kapil Dev’s scored unbeaten 175* off 138 balls including 16 boundaries and 6 massive sixes, as he launched a stunning counter-attack on the Zimbabwean bowlers.
His audacious strokeplay defied the dire situation, and he single-handedly took India to a total of 266/8. This innings in the 1983 World Cup is celebrated as one of the greatest innings in the history of the tournament