5. The drama of the 2019 World Cup final

Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20Is for India between 2004 to 2019. The 2019 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand was his last game for the men in blue.

The Indian players carried the batting maestro on their shoulders in front of his home crowd of Mumbai with the Indian flag held in the hands of India’s favourite son, a picture that is arguably the most endearing piece of memory for every Indian.

4. Sachin Tendulkar carried around on the shoulders of Indian players in 2011

Dutch leg spinner Daan van Bunge came onto bowl in the 30th over against Herschelle Gibbs. He smacked a historic six sixes in that over to become the first man ever to do so in international cricket.

3. Herschelle Gibbs’ six sixes in 2007 World Cup

South Africa needing just one run to make it to their first final in WC history, but that’s when chaos ensued as an inexplicable decision from Alan Donald, the non-striker, in an attempt to complete a non-existent single, saw both the batters stranded at one end and Donald was run out to the jubilation of the Aussies who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

2. Allan Donald’s run-out in 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia

The Indian skipper’s catch is one of the most iconic moments in the history of the sport and changed the complexion of cricket in India as they bundled out the two-time champions for 140 to lift a historic maiden title, inspiring generations of cricketers to follow.

1. Kapil Dev’s catch to dismiss Viv Richards in 1983 World Cup final