On This Day: Exactly 12 years ago, there was a lot of celebration all over India. People were dancing in the streets. Were shouting because of happiness. were jumping. were chanting Mother India
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New Delhi. No team has ever won the World Cup at home, the team became champion only 2 times while chasing the target, the team of the player who scored a century in the final never lost… such things were heard in the corridors of cricket till April 2, 2011. I could hear. The story was being told by turning the pages of history, but 12 years ago today, when MS Dhoni’s bat hit a six over long-on late at night at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, tears of joy came in the eyes of every Indian. All these records remained intact. People came out on the streets.
Inside the stadium, the Indian players were celebrating with Sachin Tendulkar sitting on their shoulders, with the tricolor in their hands, while people outside the stadium were shouting in joy. were jumping. The sky had become bright and this view was not only of Mumbai, but of the whole of India. On the night of 2 April 2011, the whole of India celebrated Team India becoming the world champion.
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Sri Lanka was defeated
India won the World Cup for the second time after 28 years. MS Dhoni’s Indian team won the title by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. That six that came out of Dhoni’s bat became the identity of victory. Dhoni’s six broke all records of bad luck. Actually before this no one had become world champion in their house. The Indian team became the first team to win the World Cup at home.
India won the title by achieving the target. Earlier, only 2 teams became champions by achieving the target. Not only this, Mahela Jayawardene scored a century for Sri Lanka in the title match, yet India defeated Sri Lanka. While before this, the team that scored a century in the final had never lost. India had broken all such records 12 years ago.
Dhoni became the hero of victory
Talking about the final, while batting first, Sri Lanka had scored 274 runs for 6 wickets. Jayawardene was unbeaten on 103 runs. When Team India came down to chase the target, India lost 2 wickets for 31 runs in the form of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar. After this, Gautam Gambhir handled the innings by hitting 97 runs. Dhoni hit a historic six off Nuwan Kulasekara.
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