Sometime yesterday morning, espncricinfo.com tweeted a photo of MS Dhoni hitting Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara for a six at the Wankhede Stadium and giving India the 2011 World Cup. #OnThisDay in 2011, the shot that sent millions of Indians into jubilation. It's the sentiment the majority will share and for right reasons. The minority found their leader in the form of none other than Gautam Gambhir, the pugnacious left-hand opener who had hit 97 that magical night. Gambhir tweeted back: Just a reminder @ESPNcricinfo: "#worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX." Gambhir's point about obsession can be debated till the end of the world. But a shot that had ended 28 years of wait for a World Cup is worth obsessing upon. It is worth obsessing upon nine years to that date, as no such shot with such an impact has been played in Indian cricket since. The shot is worth obsessing upon in a nation so bereft of … [Read more...] about India vs Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup: Nine years of obsession
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“India had to save the last day and they went into a negative mindset. Virender Sehwag was the only player who I thought could take the game away from us.The next day, I told my team that if we get Sehwag then they won’t be able to chase it down.”That day, Razzaq ran Sehwag out. I thought that if Razzaq can run a batsman out, then it is definitely our day. India went into defensive mode after that wicket. I attacked with our fielders and even a batsman like Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t score. When we got to the last part of the match, we got an extra six or seven overs which vindicated my decision to declare early,” he said. … [Read more...] about ‘Some key players refused to tour India,’ Inzamam ul Haq recalls how he was left with a weak Pakistan team in 2005 tour
MS Dhoni's winning six only to be responded by a roar of cheers. After all, it was the masterstroke that got the World Cup back to Indian soil. The 2011 Cricket World Cup finale was a day to be remembered, as India locked horns with Sri Lanka. As India lifted the trophy up high, the memory of Sachin Tendulkar resting on young Virat Kohli's shoulders has been etched into almost every cricket fan's minds. And on this day, nine years on, the Indian cricket team themselves relive the feeling. Legendary Sachin Tendulkar receives best Laureus sporting momentBatting great Sachin Tendulkar being carried on the shoulders of his teammates after India's World Cup triumph at home in 2011 was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years. … [Read more...] about Photos: Throwback Thursday with memories of India’s 2011 World Cup win
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