April 2 is a special day etched in the history of Indian cricket. It was on this day in 2011 that Team India had brought an end to a drought of the World Cup day title as the Men in Blue had defeated Sri Lanka in the finals to clinch the trophy after 28 years. India’s victory in this tournament became special for several other reasons. For starters, this was the first time a host country had managed to win the competition.
Moreover, it was Ravi Shastri’s iconic piece of commentary to describe MS Dhoni’s picture-perfect finish to steer India to the World Cup title that has captured the imagination of cricket fans around the world and made it an unforgettable memory.
On the famous Indian triumph’s 11th anniversary, a video is trending online in which India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could be seen recreating Shastri’s famous lines from the commentary box at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Jadeja can be seen saying “MS Dhoni finishes off in style”. After a while, he adds: “The party has begun in the dressing room.”
Check out the video of Jaddu’s commentary attempt here:
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Here is Shastri’s actual piece of commentary:
On this day in 2011
“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years! The party start in the dressing room.
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Meanwhile, both Shastri and Jadeja are currently part of IPL 2022. While the tournament marks the comeback of the ex-cricketer into his role as a broadcaster after his stint with Team India as head coach ended last year, Jadeja has also started a new journey in the competition after being appointed as the new Chennai Super Kings captain.
Jadeja has replaced none other than MS Dhoni at the helm. However, it hasn’t been a good start to his captaincy era as CSK have lost their first two matches of the season for the first time. Under Dhoni, Chennai were known for their resilience and ability to bounce back and fans would be expecting just the same under the new leader.