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6 Greatest Moments in Indian Cricket History

6. Winning it for the Second Time (Cricket World Cup 2011)

Here’s a moment that has the same players on it but at different ends.

MS Dhoni, who was there in the non-striking end in the previous picture, is now the main focus. The moment came when MS Dhoni, the Captain, hitting the winning six of the World Cup 2011 finals.

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The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Final was played between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2nd 2011. This was the 10th ICC Cricket World Cup. India won the match by six wickets, its second World Cup victory, having previously won in 1983.

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Dhoni and last-over sixes are inseparable. His long sixes down the ground are as famous as India winning the world cup. You can look at the picture again!

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Earlier, Gautam Gambhir played an wonderful knock under pressure, only to get out at the nervous 90s. Indian captain’s innings was equally appreciated, for it came at the right time for his team. As a result, Dhoni was the Player of the Match of the Final Match.

Sunil Gavaskar added value to this picture by saying:

Before dying, my last wish will be to see MS Dhoni’s World Cup winning six.

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