Back in 2011, it was the same day when the Indian National Cricket Team outsmarted the neighbours, Sri Lanka, to seal the second ICC World Cup for India. MS Dhoni-led side won the tournament after displaying a scintillating performance right throughout the tournament. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina recollects it by sharing a picture with MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh at Wankhede Stadium.
It was one heck of a journey for the Indian team with the World Cup being played in India. A lot of pressure has been on the shoulders of the players, as the fans relied their trust on them. However, MS Dhoni-led side did the trick to outsmart Sri Lanka and win the World Cup.
Best moment of our life – Suresh Raina
It has been exactly eight years since MS Dhoni sealed a World Cup for India with a six off Nuwan Kulasekara at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in 2011.
India needed four runs from 11 balls and Dhoni smashed a straight maximum. India won the match by six wickets and clinched their first World Cup since 1983.
Earlier, India had a stiff target to chase after Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten century in the final. The number four batsman scored 103 off 88 balls as Sri Lanka posted a good total of 274/6.
The Men in Blue were under pressure straight away when Lasith Malinga removed Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in the space of seven overs.
Then, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir reconstructed the innings with a sensible 83-run partnership. Despite Virat Kohli walking back, MS Dhoni, who walked ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh (the man of the tournament), smashed a match-winning knock to seal the deal for Indian National Cricket Team.
Digging into his tweet, it read ”Nostalgia 2011 Best moment of our life.. Same day same place we become the world champions
@msdhoni @harbhajan_singh thanks for each and everyone for believing and supporting us.. love to all from us”
Nostalgia 2011 Best moment of our life.. Same day same place we become the world champions 🇮🇳 @msdhoni @harbhajan_singh thanks for each and everyone for believing and supporting us.. love to all from us 😘❤ pic.twitter.com/3QYGoVW9EM
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 2, 2019