2 April 2011 is a day etched in the memory of Indian cricket fans. It was on this day that Team India defeated Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in the finals of the ICC World Cup to emerge as World Champions. On the 10-year anniversary of the incredible achievement, reactions have been pouring in on Twitter. Fans as well as former cricketers are remembering the achievement. While Gautam Gambhir was Team India’s highest scorer with 97, MS Dhoni made a memorable unbeaten 91, finishing the game with a six that marked the beginning of the celebrations of the entire nation.
Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar finally lifted a World Cup trophy in his sixth and last attempt and was carried on the shoulders by the team for a lap around his home ground. Yuvraj Singh, who later revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer during the tournament, ended up being the Player of the Tournament and Zaheer Khan picked the joint-most wickets in the competition, making an impact every time he was brought into the attack by MS Dhoni.
Here is a look at some of the reactions on Twitter:
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
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 2, 2021
Zaheer khan’s performance in World Cup 2011
Joint highest wicket taker (21)
Average :- 18.76
Unsung and underrated hero of #WorldCup2011
It was 10 years ago, Zaheer Khan with a beautiful spell redeemed himself of the horror show of 2003 finals. pic.twitter.com/y1vFX18vlA
— SHUBHAM (@RohitianShubham) April 2, 2021
It’s been 10 years but there are many memories still afresh. 2011 World Cup win – The golden moment which always will stay close to my heart. What a night it was for one billion Indian fans! pic.twitter.com/UCi25KVbti
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 2, 2021
WORLD CHAMPIONS 🇮🇳
On This Day In 2011, Every Indian and @sachin_rt 22 year wait ended when India beat Sri lanka and won the 2011 World Cup in Mumbai.
Some memorable pictures of that Golden Day still give Goosebumps to every indian.🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/NPWIqWlLGk
— Vikash Tamannaah 🇮🇳 (@TheVikashHQ) April 2, 2021
🇮🇳🏆 2nd April 2011 when we all indians became the world champions..thank you for your love and support,prayers can’t believe it’s already 10 yrs @sachin_rt @GautamGambhir @virendersehwag @imVkohli @YUVSTRONG12 @msdhoni @ImRaina @iamyusufpathan @ImZaheer @munafpa99881129 pic.twitter.com/ftOWWGyHUX
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 2, 2021