Former captain Sourav Ganguly has singled out MS Dhoni’s well-known six that received India the World Cup in 2011 because the second that will remain particular in the annals of Indian cricket. After Dhoni hit the profitable six off Nuwan Kulasekara, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium erupted on the evening of April 2, 2011 as India received the World Cup after 28 years and have become the primary workforce to win the event at house.
Ganguly, below whom India reached the ultimate of the World Cup in 2003 however completed runner-up, admitted he was pleased to see the workforce going the gap after coming so near the title eight years in the past in South Africa.
“For me the biggest day was when India won the World Cup in 2011. The great MS Dhoni… that shot, that six off the last ball will remain in Indian cricket history forever and what a moment it was,” Ganguly mentioned in a web based video lecture for Unacademy.
“I remember I was at the Wankhede Stadium that night and I came down from the commentary box to watch Dhoni and the team go around the ground. In 2003 the team which I was the captain lost the final to Australia so I was so happy to see Dhoni have the opportunity to win that trophy.”
India’s 2011 World Cup squad had a number of gamers from the workforce that reached the ultimate in Johannesburg in 2003. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh had been the 5 gamers whose look ahead to a World Cup win lastly ended, and Ganguly was glad realizing that a number of the gamers who made their debuts below him, realised their dream.
“That team had seven or eight players who started their careers under me. The likes of (Virender) Sehwag, Dhoni himself, Yuvraj (Singh), Zaheer (Khan), Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra. So I think that’s a legacy which I was extremely happy to leave behind as a captain. And that was my biggest legacy that I left a side which had the ability of winning at home and away from home,” Ganguly added