Reminiscing India’s World Cup glory in 2011, former India coach Gary Kirsten said that he is pleased to see the Indian team grow by leaps and bounds. Kirsten, in a tweet, revealed that the experience of coaching the Indian team is the pinnacle of his coaching career. The South African further expressed his gratitude to the nation for the wonderful memories he took back from his coaching experience.
It’s been 10yrs since Team India won the @icc CWC. Most definitely one of my career highlights. I’m so proud to see how the team has grown from that day & how the players have developed since. Thank you @incredibleindia for all the wonderful memories.— Gary Kirsten (@Gary_Kirsten) April 2, 2021
The 2011 World Cup win is one of the most celebrated moments in the history of Indian cricket. The moment when Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning six still gives goosebumps to many Indian cricket fanatics. Led by MS Dhoni, India fulfilled the ‘Master Blaster’, Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of lifting the World Cup.
Post the match, Virat Kohli and the Indian team lifted Tendulkar on their shoulders and took him to a victory lap in the Wankhede Stadium. Virat Kohli famously had mentioned that Sachin Tendulkar carried the burden of Indian expectations throughout his career and it’s time for the Indian team to give it back to the ‘Little Master’.
Throughout the tournament, team India played like true champions. Especially, in the knockouts, India looked invincible. They defeated Australia in the quarter-final and backed up the victory with another classic win over Pakistan in the semi-final. They were under pressure in the final against Sri Lanka but magnificent knocks from Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India lift the title after 28 years.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh also shared an emotional video of India’s journey to the World Cup triumph.
“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,” said Yuvraj.
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!— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2021
Indebted to be able to represent India & bring glory to our nation 🙏🏻 🇮🇳 #AlwaysBleedBlue #WC2011 @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/kCR7pTL6Bx