World Cup 2011 flashback of the day Team India world champion | World Cup 2011
World Cup 2011: This day has a special significance in the history of Indian cricket. Ten years ago, on this very day, Team India, under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, once again carved its name in the Cricket World Cup after 28 years. Before that, India had won the World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev. Repeating this, Team India made history on April 2, 2011 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The match between India and Sri Lanka is still remembered by many. Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat. Mahela Jayawardene shaped the innings with a century. Kumar Sangakkara also played 48 innings. Sri Lanka had set a target of 275 for victory against India.
With this in mind, Team India’s Sehwag and Sachin were dismissed early. Gautam Gambhir scored 97 runs in the innings. Dhoni followed with an unbeaten 91 and Yuvraj’s unbeaten 21 to seal the victory in the 49th over.
After winning the match, the players of Team India carried Tendulkar on their shoulders and hit him on the field. Yuvraj Singh expressed the feeling that he has won the World Cup for Sachin, while Sachin has carried the burden of the country on his shoulders for the last 21 years, so Virat Kohli had expressed the feeling that he is carrying the burden now.
Today 10 years ago, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai …
Virat Kohli beautifully summed up the occasion “Sachin Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; it was time we carried him. Chak de India! ” 🇮🇳# WorldCup2011 pic.twitter.com/mRytOd3TlI
– Mohandas Menon (mohanstatsman) April 2, 2021
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