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2011 World Cup – 10 years of victory

Alok Parekh

2011 World Cup winning team

On Friday, April 2, 2011, the Indian Cricket team had once again lifted a World cup tournament trophy after 28 years. The 2011 World Cup win was dedicated to the cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, by one of the heroes of the tournament, Yuvraj Singh. Today, India is celebrating 10 whole years of their second-ever World Cup win. Yuvraj Singh, who was also felicitated by the trophy of ‘Player of The Tournament’, revealed, through a social media video, on the day of victory that since the beginning of the tournament the entire team was very desperate and keen about winning the title for Sachin Tendulkar, who was playing his career’s last 50-over World Cup.

Recently, Yuvraj Singh uploaded a video on one of his social media handles wherein he said, “It’s been 10 years since the last World Cup, time has gone by so quickly. The whole team wanted to win the World Cup so badly, especially for Sachin because we knew it was his last World Cup.” He posted the video on the same day when the former Indian skipper, Tendulkar, revealed on social media that he was being hospitalized for receiving Covid-19 treatment. He had tested positive for coronavirus in the previous week.

The final match of the 2011 World Cup, which was played against the Sri Lankan team at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, is reminisced for several moments. The first and the most important moment was the finishing shot which was a maximum by the then team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The second moment was the commentary speech delivered by Ravi Shastri, the present coach of the current Indian team. He said, “Dhoni finishes off in style.” The statement won the hearts of crores of Indians and made them emotional too. The third and the most confident decision during the match was that Dhoni promoted himself up the order, at number 5, and gave away an amazing knock of 91 runs off just 79 balls.


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