Mumbai Indians players share their fond memories of India's ODI WC win on 11th anniversary

Mumbai Indians players share their fond memories of India’s ODI WC win on 11th anniversary

On this day in 2011, India lifted the ODI World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka.

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MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 02: Gary Kirsten coach of India celebrates with his team after the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

It has been 11 years since India lifted their second World Cup, in 2011, under the leadership of MS Dhoni. India’s first World Cup win came in the year 1983 when Kapil Dev lifted the Cup at the iconic Lords in England. 28 years later, it was MS Dhoni who led India to victory by defeating Sri Lanka in the finals on April 2, 2011.

That day was special to every Indian and one cannot explain the emotion that they went through. The memory is etched in everyone’s heart and mind, and the players at the Mumbai Indians camp relived it by witnessing India lifting the cup.

In a video shared by MI on their official social media handle, the youngsters are seen sharing their memoirs of that day.

Here’s what MI players said about the historic moment:


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Basil Thampi: “I was with my family in my uncle’s home where we all were together watching the match. Dhoni bhaiya came and finished the game in style”

Anmolpreet Singh: “Actually, we were playing a district match against Patiala. So I finished that quickly and run to watch the World Cup final. Everyone stood up and started celebrating!”

Ramandeep Singh: “We all teammates were watching the match together. Dhol (drums) were being played in our area. As you know in Punjab, everyone was doing Bhangra.”

Hrithik Shokeen: “The match was going on and Sachin sir got out. So I said ‘Switch off the TV, we can’t win now’.”

Sanjay Yadav: “Towards the end, when it was a ball to ball situation, it was then that we knew, we are winning it.”

Rahul Buddhi: “We can’t control our emotions over there. We were jumping in the room and you know everyone were hugging each other.”

The youngsters then said that after watching that moment, they dreamt of playing for the country and taking their country to a win at the World Cup.