virat kohli 2011 world cup

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Former India captain and stalwart of the game, Virat Kohli went down the memory lane to recall India’s historic title triumph at the 2011 World Cup in India. The 35-year-old, who is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the IPL 2024 recalled the historic title win in front of the packed home crowd in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. 

Speaking on the RCB Bold Diaries, Kohli shared his reflections on the 2011 win as the nation commemorates the 13th anniversary on Tuesday, April 2. “The fact that we played in Wankhede and we ended up winning is always gonna be special thing winning in front of your home fans is an experience I will never forget and that night, the songs that were been played, like Vande Mataram,” Kohli said in the video.

The Indian batter also termed the experience as he said, “Goosebumps that we all felt is always gonna be a core memory for me.” 

Watch Virat Kohli recalling the 2011 World Cup triumph:

Apart from Virat Kohli, several other members of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian squad also reminisced the memories of this historic win. While Sachin Tendulkar took to X, recalling the day as “childhood dream turned into reality”, a few others including Munaf Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and many others also took time to recall the fond memories. 

Speaking about the 2011 World Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and opted to bat first. Despite losing the openers early in the inning, they posted a competitive total of 274/6, courtesy Mahela Jayawardene’s 103 runs off 88 balls. On the other hand, the Indian top-order also flattered to the Sri Lankan attack, but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli steered the Indian innings with MS Dhoni finished the proceeding with a six over long on to register six-wicket win.