Team India members relive their 2011 World Cup winning memories

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India edged past Sri Lanka to lift its second ICC Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium.

Team India members with 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup (Pic. source: Getty)

It was on this very date (April 2) in 2011, Team India had won their second World Cup by beating Sri Lanka in the final by 6 wickets at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Seven years down the lane, several members of that triumphant ‘Men in Blue’ squad are recalling their memories from the showpiece event.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, former India opener Virender Shewag, who made 380 runs in that marquee ICC tournament wrote: “Moment of a lifetime, this day 7 years ago, a billion people erupted in joy. What a night! What were you doing that night?”.

Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who played two instrumental knocks in the Quarter-Final and Semi-Final clash Australia and Pakistan respectively wrote: “7 years ago, 15 Indians and a South African did it for a Billion people. #WorldCup2011????✌️”.

Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote: “????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????World Cup champions 2011..Best day of my life..thank you everyone for ur love and support.. grateful ????��????”.

Swashbuckling batsman Yusuf Pathan, who featured in the group matches of 2011 ICC World Cup, wrote: “The one day that will remain a fond memory for each member of the team and the fans till our last breath. 7 years from the historic day when India won the World Cup 2011.”

It was India’s second World Cup triumph after 28 years. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and left-handed opening batsman Gautam Gambhir were the hero in the final as they scored 91* and 97 respectively while chasing Sri Lanka’s stiff target of 275. It was also the first World Cup victory for the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, which he accomplished in the sixth attempt.


By Salman Anjum - 02 Apr, 2018

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