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Cricketers Get Emotional As India Celebrate Ninth Anniversary Of ICC 2011 World Cup Victory

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Today, nine years back India scripted history when they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to lift the ICC World Cup 2011 after 28 long years. This day will forever be etched the memory of the Indian cricket lovers.

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The then skipper MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir shared a match-winning stand to defy the odds to chase down the mammoth total. Dhoni played the masterstroke by promoting him ahead of the man of the series Yuvraj Singh to tackle Muttiah Muralitharan, who was making the ball talk.

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Dhoni remained unbeaten on 91 runs and finished off the proceeding with a staggering six to take billions of Indians into jubilation. However, Gautam Gambhir also played a steady knock to steer the run chase after India lost Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag early. The southpaw scored 97 runs and missed out on a well-deserved century in the final by a whisker.

The billions of Indians who were in front of their TV sets jumped in jubilation with that six that MS Dhoni struck off Nuwan Kulasekara to end the 28 years of drought. Even today, the cricket fanatics get enormous joy with those memories. On the occasion of the ninth anniversary, the cricketers who were a part of that squad took to social media platform Twitter to cherish those moments.

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Here is how the cricketers who were a part of the ICC World Cup 2011 squad reacted to the ninth anniversary: