Sunday, March 8, 2009

'The Pride of India Collection - Cricket

The Religion of the Nation
Gold Layered Silver Stamp Ingot

To say that cricket is the religion of the nation is to acknowledge the fact that cricket, more than any other single activity or belief, profoundly affects the whole country as one. Cricketing stars are heroes to all, and success and failure on the pitch brings universal euphoria or sadness in equal measure. Winning the Cricket World Cup in 1983 was the highest honour ever achieved
by an Indian sporting team. Here captain Kapil Dev is shown receiving the Cup at Lords, watched by adoring fans all around the world.
This famous stamp was issued to commemorate India's historic tour of England in 1971. After losing only one match all tour, India went on to win its first ever Test Series in a nail-biting finish.
sorce : Indian Post
'Cricket ' is the Third stamp of the set.

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