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Indian Cricketers And Fans Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 2011 World Cup Triumph


2011 World Cup Triumph: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men carved out their names in the history of Indian cricket after defeating Sri Lanka to win the 2011 World Cup on home soil. That moment of Dhoni hitting the six off Nuwan Kulasekara in the 49th over is etched in the memory of every cricket fan in India. By doing so, India became the first nation to win the cricket world cup on home soil.

That Iconic Moment!

2011 World Cup Triumph: Cricketers And Fans Celebrate Indian Cricket’s Proudest Moment

Today, April 02, marks the tenth anniversary of that proud moment that filled more than one billion Indian cricket fans’ heart with joy. Cricketers and the fans have flooded social media to take the walk down the memory lane the relive those magical moments again. Here are some of the reaction from cricketers from that 2011 world-cup winning team, and fans:

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And here are fans, like us, some famous ones:

Cricket World Cup 2011: Some Unforgettable Contributions

Individual performances can be the difference on a particular day, but a victory as grand as India’s 2011 World Cup title win and a trophy as big as World Cup, is possible only when every member of the team contribute in some ways. And during the 2011 Cricket World Cup triumph, we did witness some performances that will live long in the memory of Indian cricket fans.

  • MS Dhoni’s Innings In The Final: Promoting himself in the all-important final was an MS Dhoni thing in every way. India’s captain fantastic played an incredible inning of 91 runs off 79 balls to guide India to its second world cup triumph.
  • Yuvraj Singh’s All-Round Displays: The fact that Yuvraj Singh was battling cancer when he was producing jaw-dropping performance in the 2011 World Cup, makes his contribution even more unthinkable. Yuvraj scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets to win the man-of-the-series award.
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Run-Machine: India’s leading run-scorer at the 2011 world cup. Sachin racked up 481 runs in only nine innings.
  • Zaheer Khan: The left-handed fast bowler ended up as the joint highest wicket-taker at the 2011 World Cup along with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.

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