On April 2, 2011; after waiting 28 years India was crowned world champions in the game of Cricket. I was watching the match from a friend’s apartment in Plymouth – and seeing Dhoni hit a six to win the match; the most unlikely of the places I thought I would be seeing India win the world cup and not being in India. Something that I had hoped since 1996 and see India fail time and again in 1999, 2003 and 2007. But, this time it was Dhoniunde whose captaincy we won the world cup.
The greatest gift anyone could have given to Sachin. Virat Kohli summarized very well – “Sachin has carried the burden for 21 years, it is time we carried him on our shoulders” and the victory lap saw Virat, Raina and Tusuf carrying Sachin on their shoulders. What a moment it was.
It has already been 3 days since the victory, but it still is a dream. A dream I want to live time and again.
- Hats off to Dhoni & Co: Players who made the India proud! (sarthakg.wordpress.com)
- Tendulkar hails Dhoni as the “best” (newsilike.wordpress.com)