“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!” It has been six years and those words spoken by Ravi Shastri continue to be fresh in the mind of every Indian cricket team supporter.
2 April 2011. A day which no Indian cricket team member or fan would ever forget. As MS Dhoni hit Nuwan Kulasekara for a six over long off, India had finally reclaimed the world cup after 28 long years.
However, it was not an easy win for the Men in Blue.
Sri Lanka had won the toss and opted to bat first in the final. Riding on Mahela Jayawardene’s century, they posted a highly respectable total of 274-6 in their 50 overs.
During the chase, the Indian side found themselves in deep trouble after losing openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on.
Extra Cover: Reliving India's 2011 World Cup win
However, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli led the revival by putting on an 83 run stand for the 3rd wicket. After Kohli’s dismissal, Dhoni, who promoted himself up the order ahead of in-form Yuvraj Singh took the responsibility on his shoulder and played a match-winning knock of 91 in 79 deliveries to help India create history.
As the entire nation celebrates the six year anniversary of the memorable win at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, the Indian cricketers took to social media platform Twitter to reminisce the victory.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was the 2nd highest run-getter in the tournament with 482 runs to his name:
Like I always say, chase your dreams because dreams do come true, and this was one of those moments in my life when it happened. pic.twitter.com/oNWKsYr6sw— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2017
Harbhajan Singh conducted a Q&A on Twitter earlier today and reminisced the victory when asked about it.
hii Monish...it's been 6 years but it still feels like yesterday...best moment of my cricketing career...can't explain in it words.. https://t.co/mffr7Q9Gl9— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 2, 2017
Virender Sehwag got India off to a great start in almost every game in the world cup.
Ravichandran Ashwin has come a long way since the world cup win.
It's been 6 years since we won the World Cup, the last moments of the game remain fresh in my memory.What a night that was— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) April 2, 2017
Out of sorts Indian cricketer Suresh Raina:
Former Indian cricketer and cricket expert Aakash Chopra: