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Dream come true: Sachin Tendulkar recalls memories of India’s 2011 World Cup Win

Dream come true: Sachin Tendulkar recalls memories of India’s 2011 World Cup Win

India had won their first world cup 1983 and had to wait for 28 years to win their second

April 2, 2011, stands as a monumental day in Indian cricket history, with MS Dhoni and his team’s triumph in the ODI World Cup final against Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. India had won the World Cup after a 28-years-long wait leaving the nation overwhelmed with joy and pride.

The victory was more special for one member of that team, who had to wait for 21 years to get his hands on the trophy. Sachin Tendulkar was playing his sixth ODI World Cup, having first featured in the tournament in the 1991-92 edition in Australia after many near misses, including a loss in the final of the 2003 edition of the tournament.

The legendary batter’s dream was realized and he finally had the chance to wear a World Cup winner’s medal around his neck on home soil in 2011.

Reflecting on this milestone, the 50-year-old icon took to social media to reminisce, expressing gratitude for the memories, camaraderie within the team, and unwavering support from millions of fans worldwide.

“Thirteen years ago, my childhood dream turned into reality. Forever grateful for the memories, the team, and the incredible support of over a billion people,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

On this day 13 years ago:

On this day 13 years ago, in the final showdown, India successfully chased down a target of 275 runs, clinching victory with 10 balls to spare. Dhoni’s unbeaten 91-run innings from 79 balls sealed the historic win, while Tendulkar, who had showcased brilliance with two centuries earlier in the tournament, contributed with 18 runs before being dismissed by Lasith Malinga.

Dream come true: Sachin Tendulkar recalls memories of India's 2011 World Cup Win as MS Dhoni and co guided India to the trophy after 28 years

Despite India’s valiant efforts in the 2023 ODI World Cup final, where they reached the summit clash after 12 years, Australia emerged victorious in Ahmedabad as India’s wait for another World Cup continues.

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