Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and others relive India’s 2011 World Cup triumph

Apr 2, 2024

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India clinched their second ODI World Cup title on this day back in 2011. The night of the World Cup final saw India play against Sri Lanka and emerge victorious by six wickets.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named Player of the Match, while Yuvraj Singh received the Player of the Tournament award. Sri Lanka batted first and set a target of 275 runs, which India chased down in 48.2 overs. Dhoni finished the match in style, hitting a six for the winning runs. This marked India’s last World Cup triumph thirteen years ago today.

Dhoni finishes off in style!

Ravi Shastri uttered his iconic line, “Dhoni finishes off in style! India lifts the World Cup after 28 years!” when Dhoni smashed a six to secure India’s victory. Notably, India’s first World Cup win came in 1983 under Kapil Dev‘s captaincy.

The 2011 final saw several players making crucial contributions. Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj, despite a shaky start to India’s batting innings, bounced back to claim two wickets each with their bowling. Gautam Gambhir displayed exceptional responsibility, building partnerships of 83 runs with Virat Kohli and 109 runs with Dhoni. However, he was unfortunate to be dismissed just three runs short of a well-deserved century. Dhoni, on the other hand, remained unbeaten on 91 runs, sealing the victory with a final six.

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Forever grateful for the memories: Indian cricketers relive 2011 World Cup win

Thirteen years have passed since India’s triumphant 2011 World Cup victory. Players and the BCCI erupted in joyous celebration, marking the momentous occasion. Sachin Tendulkar, finally achieving a lifelong dream, shared a heartfelt tweet expressing his emotions.

Thirteen years ago, my childhood dream turned into reality. Forever grateful for the memories, the team, and the incredible support of over a billion people.

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2024

Yuvraj, the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, shared a video chronicling India’s journey to victory.

Reliving this feeling ❤️🇮🇳🏆#CWC2011

— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2024

Suresh Raina and Munaf Patel also joined the celebration by sharing tweets expressing their happiness.

This day 2nd April never get old, every year this day refresh our memories. Proud to be a part of such big moment. Missing you all my teammates.#worldcup2011 @BCCI

— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) April 2, 2024

Still get goosebumps thinking about that historic moment in 2011 when we lifted the World Cup 🏆 Incredible memories with an amazing team! #2011WorldCup #TeamIndia 🇮🇳

— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 2, 2024

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