“Dhoni finishes off in style, it’s a magnificent strike into the crowd, India lifts the world cup after 28 years. The party has started in the dressing room. And it’s an Indian captain, who has been absolutely magnificent on the night of the finals.”
These are the words of Ravi Shastri etched in every Indians’ heart who witnessed the 2011 ICC World Cup.
Millions of Indians were on the streets with the Tri-Colour flag, celebrating the “Men in Blue”
What a beautiful evening that was!
Dhoni led Indian Cricket team lifted the World Cup after long 28 years.
The Indian Nation overwhelmed with joy, not because its just a sports world cup rather Cricket is a “Religion” in India!
With the mighty Sachin Tendulkar, a young Virat Kohli, an in-form Yuvraj Singh, Sehwag and Gambhir in the top order, Dhoni holding fort in the middle and Zaheer and Harbhajan leading the bowling, India just lost one match in their entire campaign.
Reliving the good old days, cricket fans took to Twitter to share their favourite memories from the historic night, that changed the modern-day Indian cricket forever.
The World Cup tournament returned to the Indian sub-continent in 2011.
This time it was India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh who co-hosted the tournament.
This tournament was played by 14 teams divided into two groups of seven teams each with the top four teams qualifying for the quarter-finals.
India was being led by MS Dhoni who had fresh in his memory the severe backlash the team faced after their first-round exit from the 2007 World Cup.
Having taken over the limited-overs captaincy after the disastrous outing in West Indies, the Indian skipper had shaped his team into world-beaters since then and entered the tournament as one of the favourites.
But there were nine matches standing between Dhoni and the glory of becoming India’s only second-ever captain to lead the team to the World Cup title.
The Victory that made every Indian proud.. Remembering that “Magnificent Night” today.