Watch- The day MS Dhoni finished in style to lift World Cup after 28 years
New Delhi : April 2nd 2011, will always be written in the golden letters in the Indian sports. It was the day when the entire country was heading towards Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to witness the World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka.
Chasing down 275 in finals of World Cup, India rode on Gautam Gambhir’s 97 and Dhoni’s unbeaten 91 to seal the trophy in 28 years. It was the humongous six of MS Dhoni, with which the entire country erupted. It was a night no cricket fan will ever forget.
India became the first host country to lift the cup and chased a record 275 runs against the neighbours.
The team had legends Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, and also the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina – all ready to make their own paths. And making sure they click as an unit was Dhoni, possibly India's greatest captain ever.
But on that fateful day, on April 2 in 2011, Dhoni himself was to make a statement. Already regarded as the best finisher in the game, the captain cool promoted himself and got the job done. He immortalized himself by hitting that winning run – not a single, not a double, or not even a boundary... but a huge six in Wankhede Stadium, which was packed to capacity.
It was India's first World Cup title in 28 years, after Kapil Dev famously led India to it's first crown in 1983.
Let's revisit the night again:
#ThisDayThatYear - In 2011, “Dhoni finishes off in style. India lift the World Cup after 28 years” - in @RaviShastriOfc's immortal voice pic.twitter.com/Q61sLx10VA— BCCI (@BCCI) April 2, 2017