MS Dhoni had hit an emphatic six off Nuwan Kulasekara in the 49th over of the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka, when India only needed 4 runs from 11 balls to win.
“April 2nd, 2011”, do you remember this date? No?
How could you forget this date when Dhoni gave us a million dollar reason to smile? Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the fans of cricket were filled with joy and their faces were enlightened with the shine of the World Cup. It was after 28 years that the Indian Cricket Team lifted the World Cup by defeating Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
I guess the toss winning became a sign of victory.
“The Old Finishers”
Dhoni and Yuvraj are popularly called “The Old Finishers”. The most interesting thing of the match was the power play when they needed 30 off 30 deliveries, batting against the lethal bowler Malinga. However, the combination of right hand-left hand made it effortlessly.
Reactions After The Winning Hit
‘What a show by M S Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir it was’ – Sachin Tendulkar emerges from the nightmare of WC 2007. Gary closed his eyes after the hit and murmured a silent prayer. Though Gary is a low profile guy, there was a loud enchanting of his name. Gary has been one of the best coaches of Indian Team. A huge respect for this man from Cape Town!
This is what Gambhir has stated after the winning: "All credit goes to Sachin Tendulkar. We played for him. Beating Australia and Pakistan and now this, it’s a dream come true."
The Unforgettable Words Of God Of Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar: "Couldn't have asked for anything more than this. Winning the world cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my team-mates. Without them, nothing would have happened. I couldn't control my tears of joy. Thanks to the support staff. Thanks to Mike Horn, who has helped with the expectations and pressure? The team stuck together in the rough phases and proved people wrong who doubted our ability. Self-belief has been always there but in the last two years, we have been very consistent. It's been a great honor to be part of this team. Thanks to Gary and Paddy Upton.”
The crazy scene was all out there. It’s the opposite of the scene when Sri Lanka took the cup. But, at this time, the Indian huddle was all over the ground. Everyone was hugging each other.
What Will Happen Under Captaincy Of Kohli?
Again, the time has come to recreate history. World Cup2019 is here and we are hoping to win the trophy again. This time, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, there are huge chances that India might once again win the World Cup.
Also, because the WC will be played in England and India has a good record in playing in England, the ball is already in our court.
India will relish the English conditions. And it is Virat’s team and he’ll go for agile and in form players, as it was done by Dhoni. And certainly, team India has the potential to go all the way!
Let us bleed blue!