12 years ago on April 2 2011, the Indian Men’s national team created history by defeating Sri Lanka in the final of the 50-over ICC World Cup. Under MS Dhoni, the Men in Blue brought home the trophy after a wait of 28 years. Reminiscing that incredible moment, the video of Dhoni’s iconic six, which clinched the game for India, has once again gone viral.
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Chasing a tricky total of 276, India lost the in-form Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag at a score of just 18. Rescuing the innings, Gautam Gambhir held one end as he stitched a crucial partnership with MS Dhoni before getting out 97. From this point ahead, the Indian captain stepped up and carried the team over the line. Finishing the game off, Dhoni smashed Nuwan Kulasekara for a towering six, which has been etched in cricketing history.
Watch the video here:
Celebrating this historical moment, ICC is set to gift MS Dhoni a digital collectable of his match-winning six in partnership. Fans will also get a chance to purchase the NFT on crictos.com. This will NFT will be part of the 'Navarasa’ collection and will have nine iconic cricketing moments as NFTs will be released every week. Each collectable in the collection will be called joy, power, anguish, respect, pride, bravery, glory, wonder and passion.
While speaking at the launch of this venture, the current BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, expressed excitement about the world cup and stated that like in 2011 the 2023 World Cup will also present world-class cricketing action.
He said, “The BCCI is looking forward to hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and creating a memorable event for fans both in India and around the world. We cannot wait until October to see world-class cricket on show in the pinnacle event of the one-day game and for India to host an incredible spectacle.”