Watch: When 45,000+ people sang Vande Mataram together at Wankhede
Watch: When 45,000+ people sang Vande Mataram together at Wankhede: It is apt to say that India is a country with billions of people who are utterly and madly in love with Cricket. Sometimes it gets really hard to imagine how people can exhibit so much of affection and devotion towards a particular sport.
But that’s the case in India. When you passionately connect your sentiments, feelings and emotions with something, it becomes an integral part of life.
The Final match of 2011, World Cup was played between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede, Mumbai. It was also destined to be Sachin Tendulkar’s last shot at the World Cup title which was an unfulfilled dream of the Master Blaster for decades. But the yearning to win the title was way beyond any single individual as it was the cause of billions of cricket lovers in India who worship the game as a religion.
Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 274 runs. After early hiccups, the Men in Blue recovered well and were rallying towards a historic World Cup win. With India needing 27 runs from the final 24 deliveries and MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh on the crease came the unforgettable moment at the Wankhade.
Around 45,000 Indian supporters were singing Vande Mataram in unison with overwhelming feelings of delight and patriotism. Even to imagine such a wonderful thing is giving goose bumps to me. They could sense the magic in the air.
It was like a dream come true for the fans to even smell the sweet aroma of a possible World Cup win in front of their eyes as it was a thing for which they have longed for years. We have all heard about the legends of 1983 World Cup but that was a mesmerizing moment for the Wankhede crowd to weave a legend of its own for people to witness in years to come.
So, finally, get ready to watch the iconic video which will take you to a roller coaster ride of nostalgia and contentment.
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