What a day in the history of India cricket! India won the world cup championship 2011 title by beating Sri Lanka. Dhoni, Ghambir and Kohli played a superb innings to guide India in chasing the target of 275 set by Sri Lanka. This is the highest ever total chased in a World Cup final.
After Dhoni hitting superb Six to seal the world cup titles, all the team members and billion Indians were emotional – tears of joy were rolling and they don’t know how to express the feeling. It took long way to come back to their senses.
Sachin, Yuvi, Harbajan were literally seen with tears as the celebrations were going on the field. Especially Sachin who had every possible cricket title under his belt except World Cup medal in his 20+ years of cricket career, was very happy. Best part of winning this title is to see every Indian team member dedicating the cup to Sachin Tendulkar.
From the youngsters to senior player of the team, the only one thing they had in their mind & heart while playing final match – we want to win this world cup for Sachin. And they have done that. Ah! What a person Sachin Tendulkar is. An entire team that loves him and respects him so much. Everyone in the team gave more than 100% of their potential to secure World Cup medal for him. Sachin, you won the hearts of each and every team member. Is there any other cricketer or sports man in the world who commands respect like Sachin? I doubt it. In the past 30 odd days of cricket campaign, they were all breathing, eating, living and playing cricket just for Sachin. Not just the team members but the billion strong Indians salute Sachin Tendulkar for his remarkable achievements in cricketing world. Here is what few team members said about Sachin after winning the title
Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders.
by Virat Kohli when he was asked what it’s being like to carrying Sachin all over the ground after winning the title.
All credit goes to Sachin Tendulkar. We played for him. Beating Australia and Pakistan and now this, its a dream come true.
by Gautam Gambhir
"I can’t explain this feeling. It’s for this special man (tendulkar).
by Zaheer Khan
It was for Tendulkar. We did it!
by Yuvaraj Singh
Yuvi too was awesome in this series. Just before the beginning of this series, there were lots of doubts and criticism about the ability of Yuvi. He was left out in few cricket matches and being humiliated for not getting A category contract from BCCI. But he came back strong in this series with 4 Man Of the Match titles and Man of the Series title. Thanks Yuvi for your exceptional performance and helping team India to secure the title.
In 1993, Kapil Dev lead Indian Team to the first ever Cricket World Cup title and now the uber-cool MS Dhoni. This is the first time ever in my life I saw India grabbing the title and I was lost of words when they sealed the title. Thank you Dhoni for making all of us proud. You are the best Captain ever we saw in India’s cricket history.
The memories of April 02 2011 when Dhoni hit the six to win World Cup for India will remain in my heart forever. It’s a remarkable day for every Indian cricket fan.
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