Zimbabwe’s victory over Australia on Sunday came after 31 long years. The victory is one of the instances when David gets the better of Goliath and world is at shock. Not only that, these victories are a great source of motivation and happiness for the underdogs. Presenting to you the top 10 cricket underdog victories in the history of the beautiful game:
Cricket Underdog Victories
1. India v West Indies, 1983 WC Final:
Bookmakers had quoted India at 66-1 to win the World Cup before the tournament. India did the unthinkable by defending a paltry 183 against the mighty West Indies which had batsmen like Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd. Probably the best line up at that time. Going against a formidable West Indies team makes this one of the greatest cricket underdog victories for the subcontinent.
From that victory onwards, India has now developed into the powerhouse of cricket.
A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.