March 2nd, 2011 was not a normal day in India. It couldn’t have been as the home team was playing their first World Cup final at home. There was a sense of excitement, some had few nervous butterflies, the overall vibe of the atmosphere was something that can’t be described in words. India played like favorites and clinched their second 50 overs World Cup to give an apt farewell to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Reminiscing the memories of the historic feat, Indian stalwart Yuvraj Singh shared an emotional video of India’s journey to the World Cup title.
In the Video, Yuvraj talked about the reasons that drove them to the World Cup glory. Yuvraj said that India was desperate to win the World Cup for Sachin Tendulkar.
“It’s been 10 years since we won the World Cup. Time has gone by so quickly. The whole team wanted to win the World Cup so badly. Especially for Sachin, because we knew it is his last World Cup. We also wanted to win the World Cup in India (at home), as no other team had done that before”.
April 2, 2011 – a day when history was created! We wanted to win the WC for India & for the master @sachin_rt who carried the nation’s expectations over decades!
Indebted to be able to represent India & bring glory to our nation 🙏🏻 🇮🇳 #AlwaysBleedBlue #WC2011 @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/kCR7pTL6Bx
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2021
Yuvraj also hailed his team members for their brilliant show. He lauded Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for their performance in the final, praised Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for their blistering starts and also applauded Zaheer Khan for his magical spells.
Yuvraj was in top form in the mega event and earned the Player of the Tournament award for his all-round show. He scored 362 runs at an average of 90.5 and took 15 wickets at an average of 25.13.
“Winning the World Cup is a very special memory for any cricketer. Especially at a young age where you think you want to play for India and then you play for India,” shared Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj concluded by saying that winning the World Cup would always be the pinnacle of his cricketing memories.