Here come the new world champions India as Dhoni and company won ICC cricket world cup 2011 ending a drought of 28 years beating Sri Lanka in a nail biting final. Gambhir and Dhoni were hero’s of this win playing innings of their career.
After putting a challenging 275 target, India were thrown to back foot with Sehwag and Tendulkar got out cheaply.But Gambhir held the fort on one end, creating parternship first with Virat Kohli and then with MS Dhoni. Dhoni also played skipper’s inning holding the fort till end to ensure the India become new champion.
Gambhir played inning of the career missing century by just 3 runs. This brings a wave of celebrations in world’s largest democracy, as whole India is in party mood. This also brings down the curtains to 3 month cricket festival. Indian’s didn’t repeat the same mistake of 2003 final and put best efforts in fielding and bowling, but thanks to Jayawardne’s century Sri Lanka managed to reach a good total. With this India have also taken revenge of 1996 defeat in world cup semi-final held at Eden Garden Calcutta. India had knocked teams like Australia and Pakistan in quarter final and semifinal respectively.
Congratulations to Indian cricket team and whole India, Well Done!