New Delhi: On this day (April 2, 2011), 10 years ago, India won the ODI World Cup after 28 years by Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The MS Dhoni-led side scripted history on April 02. This was Dhoni's first-ever World Cup trophy. On April 2, 2011, Indian finished the tournament as two-time champions of the world.
Former opener Gautam Gambhir was among the heroes of the victory in the final played against Sri Lanka, scoring 97 runs, after which then the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a six-run in the last bowl and made an unbeaten half-century.
"It doesn't feel like yesterday. Not for me at least. It's been what, 10 years now? I am not a person who looks back too much. Obviously, it's a proud moment but you know what, it's time for Indian cricket to move forward. Probably, now it's time that we win the next World Cup ASAP," Gambhir told news agency PTI.
"In 2011, we didn't do anything that we weren't meant to do. When we were picked to play the World Cup, we were supposed to win the World Cup. When we were selected, we didn't just go out there to compete, we went out there to win," Gambhir said.
"There were no such emotions as far as I was concerned. We didn't do anything extraordinary, yes we made the country proud, people were happy, it's time to move on to the next World Cup," he said.
ICC tweeted a video of the Cricket World Cup 2011 final match against India & Sri Lanka, "[Flag of Sri Lanka] A brilliant ton from Jayawardene sets up the game
[Flag of India] India stumble before Gambhir steps up
[Raising hands] MS Dhoni finishes things off in style
The @cricketworldcup. The 2011 Final was an absolute classic.
Watch the highlights Movie camera #CWC11Rewind"
BCCI also tweeted, "A decade later, still fresh in our minds [Raising hands] [Sparkles]
[Spiral calendar pad] #OnThisDay in 2011, #TeamIndia created history by clinching their second ODI World Cup Trophy [Trophy]. What's your favorite 2011 World Cup Final moment?"