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Ammy Virk, Sahil Khattar arrive as Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Syed Kirmani in 83 posters

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The team for Kabir Khan's 83, which is set to be released on 10 April, is close to taking complete shape now.

Shriram Iyengar

The team from 83 is slowly beginning to come into shape. The latest arrivals are Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Syed Kirmani, two key players of the team that won India's first cricket World Cup in 1983.

While Sahil Khattar's look as wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani came out on Sunday, 19 January, Ammy Virk's appearance as Balwinder Singh Sandhu was released the next day. 

Khattar looks every bit the popular wicketkeeper as he prepares to pouch another catch. Kirmani was a key cog in the team, contributing with both his keeping skills and his batting.

In the first round match against Zimbabwe, Kirmani set a record by taking three catches and effecting two stumpings. The same match saw him team up with skipper Kapil Dev, who scored his iconic 175 at Tunbridge Wells, to make 24 runs in a key unbeaten ninth-wicket partnership of 126. The partnership helped India to fight back and beat Zimbabwe and continue their run in the tournament.

The latest arrival is that of Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, the medium-pacer who teamed up with Roger Binny to take crucial wickets through the tournament. Sandhu is also one of the coaches who has helped the reel cricketers hone their skills for their roles on screen.

Virk looks the part as he imitates Sandhu's famous wicket-taking celebrations. The bowler was a key player in the 1983 World Cup, scoring 22 runs while batting in the lower order alongside Kirmani. This key partnership helped take the Indian team total to 183. Sandhu later swung the team's fortunes by bowling dangerous West Indian opener, Gordon Greenidge, with a huge inswinger.

83 is directed by Kabir Khan and is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films, and Reliance Entertainment. The film is set for release on 10 April.

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