Superdads of our generation always taunted us, “Wish you had the feeling of conquering the world”, little did that know that the dreams of billions were about to come true on a blessed night dated April 2, 2011. The entire country danced the night out and the tricolor wrapped the entire country with pride, the pride of celebrating the motherhood of 15 world beater children. On the eighth anniversary of that memorable night, let us take a walk through the gallery of glorious moments.
If only the world worked in a fair way, Master Blaster’s career would have been as straight as his drives. But as we all know, the shattered roads carve out the most skillful riders. This stands true in the case of Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar better known as God. Amidst the times of match-fixing, overseas failures and unclear leadership, Tendulkar started his journey to greatness & attained the pinnacle of the cricketing world. All said & done, Sachin’s only dream that remained unfulfilled was his desire to hold the World Cup Trophy. 2011 was the last chance for the master to achieve his greatest dream. Sachin, living up to our expectations amassed a total of 482 runs throughout the tournament with two centuries against South Africa & England. When MS Dhoni hit that six over long on, you saw a kid running out of the pavilion, kid who later went to score 100 international centuries. Salute!
THE RACE AGAINST TIME FOR GLORY
Charmer, Chivalrous, Casanova, Cool & Cricket are the words that define Yuvraj Singh. Certainly, the word “C” has a lot to say about Yuvi until & unless we say Cancer. Yuvraj Singh in between 2009-11 was the legend in making. With six sixes against his name, Singh was well on his way to sheer greatness. Yuvraj was well certain that he was battling with cancer until the time the World Cup had started. Yuvraj stood firm between the trophy and his life threat and ended up winning the World Cup and was named the MOM. Yuvi, the personification of determination.
Chennai’s love and undying passion for the game of cricket are very well known. They are not just fans, they are devotees, devotees of the game. Dhoni, on the other hand, has scaled great heights in his career and has been felicitated by the title of Thala, the leader. We had all waited for the night of the 2011 World Cup finals and much to our horror, Malinga had run through the Indian top order. Gautam Gambhir, on the other hand, was no less than Heimdall standing between Sri Lanka & the trophy. MS Dhoni initially took some time to settle in and once he started taking on Murali, the world knew the Trophy was going to the country of the Taj and no one can ever in their lifetime forget the six that won us the world cup. When the Indian Cricket has had its entire history, Thala Dhoni shall have an entire chapter to him.
Oh! Got chills recalling these beautiful & historical events. This reminds of the world cup that is about to follow this year. Who would not love to see Virat lift the trophy which would be a fitting tribute to our Captain Cool, better known as Mahi? Fingers crossed until then.
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