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Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul, made his Test debut against Australia in the first Test in Perth. After Australia declared on 598/4 in the first innings on Thursday, the junior Chanderpaul opened the innings for West Indies and scored a fluent 47 off 73 balls on the second day of the match.
But before his West Indies cricketing fame Tagenarine in 2021 played the part of Larry Gomes in Kapil Dev’s biopic ’83.’ Gomes, who is from Trinidad and Tabago, was a member of the West Indies Cricket team, usually playing at No.3
According to the India Times, the movie “83” tells the story of Captain Kapil Dev who led a team from India, seen as underdogs, to bring home the country’s first-ever World Cup title in the year 1983. The movie encapsulates the journey of this team that taught a nation to believe and to pin its hopes on its cricket players’ by returning home as a set of uniquely gifted world champions.
Per the Times, “India’s love for cricket has a lot to do with the way the team of 1983 went on to knock the wind out of the West Indies, a nearly-unbeatable cricket team of the period, during the World Cup Finals that year. At one point during the tournament, the level of expectation from Team India was low enough for a broadcaster to easily choose a match between giants, West Indies and Australia over a match between India and Zimbabwe. The latter was the match where Indian skipper Kapil Dev created history with the Mongoose bat, and it’s those legendary innings that had not been recorded on camera.”