The wait of India for 28 years

It was the auspicious date of April 2, 2011, when the rays of World Cup fall again on incredible India. It was like a god or goddess show his spirituality openly to the followers of the particular religion. Its really impossible for an Indian to forget the words of Ravi Shastri from his immortal voice – “Dhoni finishes off in style. India lifts the World Cup after 28 years”.


The Mega Event was held in the month of Feb (19 Feb) to April (April 2) in the year 2011. The World Cup was scheduled to take place in the three countries – India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India reached in the finals of the game defeating its arch-rivals Pakistan and in finals, India met again to one of its neighbouring country, Sri Lanka. The final of 2011 took place in Wankhede, Mumbai has India won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

MS Dhoni and Yuvraj (Credits: India Today via Reuters Photo)


Mahendra Singh Dhoni successfully continued the legacy of the greatness which was present in skippers of the team from the Kapil’s era. Mixed by handwork and the luck factor, MS Dhoni brought the abundance of happiness to deserted India. In 2007, India defeated Pakistan to win inaugural ICC T20 tournament with the help of Dhoni’s tricky step.

He brought the Champions Trophy, Test mace and what not. MS Dhoni of India tossed the coin for the second time with Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011, in Mumbai and rest of the story is history.

The famous hit of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Sri Lankan fast bowler and former number 1 bowler, Nuwan Kulasekara became the part of the folklore of Indian people. Forget the toss controversy from the Sri Lankan skipper, it was India who outclassed Sri Lanka.

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