The 2011 World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka produced plenty of iconic moments. From MS Dhoni’s towering six to complete the proceedings to the stylish knock of Gautam Gambhir underneath strain, it had its fair proportion of drama. However, when speaking concerning the second that ‘charged’ India up in the encounter, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar identified a much less talked about incident of the sport.
“Zaheer began off rather well. Viru took an impressive catch of Tharanga, I believe it was the seventh over. It charged up the proceedings and we did excellently properly to limit the goal to 274. Mahela batted superbly for his 103. The knock gave Sri Lanka a complete to combat for, “ Sachin instructed Times of India.
Virender Sehwag, standing at second slip, dived in direction of his left, took an excellent catch in second slip to dismiss Upal Tharanga off Zaheer Khan’s bowling that gave India the primary breakthrough.
Later, Mahela Jayawardene scored an excellent ton and Sri Lanka managed to set a goal of 275.
While speaking to TOI, Sehwag offered an perception into the group’s mentality going into the essential summit conflict.
“We knew that if we acquired our fundamentals proper, we might all the time be in management. We had loved an excellent event and it was only a matter of holding on to our beliefs in that one all-necessary recreation. We had been brimming with confidence.”
India had been off to a rocky begin in the encounter with each Sachin and Sehwag returning to the pavilion cheaply. But Gautam Gambhir prime-scored with 97 whereas skipper MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 91 as India registered a historic win with six wickets in hand.