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 after 28 long years. This day will forever be etched the memory of the Indian cricket lovers.
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.
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.
Despite everyone’s contribution, it was the six from MS Dhoni and the mindboggling lines from Ravi Shastri from the commentary box that remains in the heart of the cricket lovers. However, Gautam Gambhir lost his cool on a leading web portal for glorifying Dhoni’s six behind India’s historic win. FooF
The cricketer-turned-politician went on to add that it was a combined effort from all the stakeholders in the team. However, his comments didn’t bode well in the social media and received a good bashing from the fans.
“Just a reminder : #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX,” he tweeted quoting the web portal’s tweet.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 2, 2020