The last decade 2010-2019 has been full of action, drama, emotions, and whatnot. As many as three 50-overs World Cup, four T20 World Cups, and two Champions Trophy took place in the decade. Thus, it has been an entertaining last ten years for cricket fans. The schedule of all the teams is always jam-packed and these mega-events always stay close to our hearts.
We have seen some incredible action in the last decade and there have been many memorable moments. T20 cricket has taken giant strides and a lot has changed in the last ten years. The players have gone from strength to strength and the quality of the game has improved manifold.
From the 2010 T20 World Cup to the Ashes 2019, cricket has kept its lovers on the edge of their seats. We take a look at the three most memorable cricketing moments of the last decade which will always stay with us.
3. India winning the 2011 World Cup
2nd of April 2011, will always remain at the top of the shelf for Indian cricket history. The Indian team ended 28 years wait as MS Dhoni-led the team to glory in the 2011 World Cup.
It was the first time when a team hosting a mega-event went on to win the World Cup. India ended group B at the second place with four wins out of the six matches they played. Subsequently, they won the quarterfinal, semifinal and final against Australia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka respectively.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni and opener Gautam Gambhir added 109 runs for the fourth wicket alliance in the final against Sri Lanka. Gambhir scored 97 whereas Dhoni smashed 79-ball 91 and he was awarded the Man of the match.
Never in the history of the World Cup, a chase of 275 runs was made possible but the Indian team created history. On the other hand, Yuvraj Singh fought against cancer during the ODI showpiece. The southpaw scored 362 runs and snared 15 wickets to be adjudged the Player of the tournament.
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