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India completes a decade after MS Dhoni lifted World Cup title in 2011 India
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India completes a decade after MS Dhoni lifted World Cup title in 2011

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Apr 2021, 09:14 am

Mumbai: A decade passed today since India won their second 50 over World Cup title under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2011.

In the glorious final match played in Mumbai, India defeated Sri Lanka to clinch the iconic title after a gap of 28 years.

Chasing a 270 plus target, India were nervous upfront but it was a long partnership between Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni ensured a win in the finals.

While Gambhir missed his World Cup final century by just three runs, a captain's knock of 91 by Dhoni dashed the hopes of Sri Lankans to lift the title.

Dhoni became the second Indian captain to win the World Cup after Kapil Dev, who had lifted the trophy in 1983.

BCCI remembered the moment by tweeting: "A decade later, still fresh in our minds#OnThisDay in 2011, #TeamIndia created history by clinching their second ODI World CupWhat's your favourite 2011 World Cup Final moment."

Remembering the moment, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who was a part of the side, tweeted: " April 2: 10 years ago , the moment of a lifetime."