The Indian cricket fans may not have been able to watch IPL matches this time but yesterday, they celebrated the ninth anniversary of the World Cup victory of 2011, one of the most important events of the Indian cricket. India won the ICC World Cup 2011 after 28 years under the leadership of MS Dhoni while first time, it won the World Cup in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.
The final match was played between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, in which Sri Lanka gave the target of 275 runs to the host which they achieved with six wickets in hand and 10 balls remaining. Indian batsmen Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni played important innings of 97 and 91, respectively which helped the Indian team in chasing the target. While Gambhir stabilized the Indian innings by partnering with Virat Kohli and Dhoni, the then Indian skipper made sure that he finished the match, ensuring that India took home the trophy.
Many Indian fans and former cricketers took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to wish the players who were part of the Indian team which won the 2011 World Cup. The head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri who was a commentator during the World Cup 2011 also shared a video of the final match and wrote, “Many Congratulations Guys! Something you will cherish all your life. Just like we from the 1983 group #WorldCup2011 – @sachin_rt @imVkohli”.
Ravi Shastri has also been a part of a World Cup winning team as he was in the Indian team which won the 1983 World Cup. The former cricketer tagged the legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Indian skipper Virat Kohli in his tweet as they both were a part of the team. Here is the tweet:
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 2, 2020
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh seemed to be a little upset with Ravi Shastri with the fact that he ignored him and MS Dhoni in his tweet despite the fact that Dhoni was the captain of the team and Yuvi was the player of the tournament. In the World Cup 2011, Yuvi played 9 matches and scored 362 runs averaging 90.50 and it included one hundred and 4 fifties. What’s more, he also took 15 wickets.
Yuvraj replied, “Thanks senior ! U can tag me and mahi also we were also part of it”.
Thanks senior ! U can tag me and mahi also we were also part of it 😂
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2020
Ravi Shastri was also quick to react; he was full of praise for Yuvi and called him a legend. His tweet read, “When it comes to World Cups, you are no Junior. Tussi Legend Ho”.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 3, 2020
Yuvraj Singh was in news recently for monetary supporting the Shahid Afridi Foundation and asking his fans to do the same and for this, he was badly slammed by social media users as Shahid has spoken against India quite a few times.
What is your favourite memory of the World Cup 2011?