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‘Aaj bhi akele mein bahut rota hai’ - Fans react to old tweet from Gautam Gambhir slamming media for overhyping MS Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup-winning six

Here is how fans have reacted to the old tweet shared by Gautam Gambhir regarding the 2011 ODI World Cup victory

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Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni (Image Source: Twitter)

On 2 April 2023, the whole of India celebrate the 12th anniversary of winning the ODI World Cup in 2011. It was a special night for all the players and fans of Men in Blue. Gautam Gambhir played a knock of 97 runs while MS Dhoni scored 91* runs. The skipper also won the player of the match also as he finished off the game with a six and went unbeaten. 

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But, that did not go well with many fans of Gambhir as he was the main batter to settle the ship after India lost the first two wickets for just 31 runs while chasing 275 runs. That last six from Dhoni has now become an iconic moment in the history of Indian cricket. But, an old tweet from Gautam Gambhir has now gone viral where he was seen slamming the media for overhyping that six.

Here is the old tweet:

Gautam Gambhir missed a deserving century in that World Cup final in 2011

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The media outlet was seen sharing that image on 2 April 2022 with a caption: “#OnThisDay in 2011, the shot that sent millions of Indians into jubilation”. In reply to that, Gambhir tweeted: “Just a reminder @ESPNcricinfo: #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX.” It seemed that the former southpaw batter wanted to say that it was not only that six helped India winning that World Cup. It was a collective effort from all of his teammates.

Speaking of that final, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 274 runs for six wickets in 50 overs. In reply, India were in trouble by losing two wickets for 31 runs. Then, Gautam Gambhir scored 97 runs off 122 balls, including nine fours. But, it was MS Dhoni who remained not out and scored 91* runs off 79 balls, including eight fours and two sixes. Thus, they chased down the target with six wickets and 10 balls to left.           

Here is how fans have reacted to the old tweet from Gambhir:

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