A decade passed today since India won their second 50 over World Cup title under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2011
A decade passed today since India won their second 50 over World Cup title under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2011. In the glorious final match played in Mumbai, India defeated Sri Lanka to clinch the coveted title after a gap of 28 years.
Chasing a 270 plus target, India began nervously but a long partnership between Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni that ensured a win in the finals.
While Gambhir missed his World Cup final century by just three runs, a captain's knock of 91 - and a winning six - by Dhoni dashed the hopes of Sri Lankans to lift the title.
Dhoni became the second Indian captain to win the World Cup after Kapil Dev, who had lifted the trophy in London in 1983.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remembered the moment by tweeting: "A decade later, still fresh in our minds#OnThisDay in 2011, #TeamIndia created history by clinching their second ODI World CupWhat's your favourite 2011 World Cup Final moment."
Remembering the moment, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who was a part of the side, tweeted: " April 2: 10 years ago , the moment of a lifetime."