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MS Dhoni’s Emotionally High Moment During World Cup 2011 Victory

April 2 – The day that none of the Indian fans will forget. It is the day when the MS Dhoni-led Indian cricket team lifted the Cricket World Cup trophy after 28 years of waiting. India beats Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final game to win the ICC World Cup Trophy 2011.

MS Dhoni’s Emotionally High Moment During WC 2011 Victory

Many emotional incidents took place during the final event. To date, many cricket experts and fans recall their “emotional high moment” of the grand match.

In that list, remaining as one of the stars of the ICC World Cup 2011, MS Dhoni recalled the “Emotionally High Moment During World Cup 2011 Victory”.

Hold on a second, everyone will now confirm that it will be the moment when MS Dhoni hits the glorious six off the Nuwan Kulasekara delivery. To everyone’s surprise, MS Dhoni says that his emotionally High Moment was 15-20 minutes before the victory.

“The best feeling was 15-20 minutes (before the winning moment),” said Dhoni. “We didn’t need a lot of runs, the partnership was well-placed, there was a lot of dew.

“And the stadium started to sing Vande Mataram. That atmosphere I feel is very difficult to recreate – maybe in this [upcoming 2023] World Cup, there is a similar scenario, once the stadium, the fans start contributing.

“You know, it’s a very difficult (atmosphere) one to replicate. But it can only be replicated if the occasion is similar to that (in 2011) and there are like 40, 50 or 60,000 people who are singing.

“To me, it was not the winning moment, it was 15-20 minutes ago when emotionally I was very high. And at the same time, I wanted to get done with it. We knew that we will win this from here, and it was very difficult for us to lose.

“So yes, you know it was more of a sense of satisfaction, job done, let’s move on from here.”

“We had the feeling that we want to do it for him” MS Dhoni

It is worth mentioning that the 2011 World Cup winning day also belonged to India legend Sachin Tendulkar who finally laid his hands on the World Cup Trophy he’d been chasing for over two decades.

“It never gets bigger than that. What I always firmly believe in is keep your eyes on the target, as simple as possible,” said Dhoni. “Once you have achieved it, that’s the time when you can enjoy it to the fullest.

“And the moment you start thinking a lot about why you want to win it, you start focusing more on the result. That’s the time you start mounting undue pressure on yourself.”

Dhoni revealed there were times when he wondered if Tendulkar would claim that elusive prize. “Yes, we all knew that it was paaji’s (Tendulkar) last World Cup and throughout the tournament we had the feeling that we want to do it for him.

“But at the same time, often you have something going in your mind where you say, God has given him everything. And God keeps one thing away from every individual. Is it that 50-over World Cup that God has decided that he will keep with himself?

Team India lifts Sachin after winning world cup 2011
Team India lifts Sachin after winning world cup 2011

“We said we will try our best, we will make sure that we are giving a 100% when it comes to the cricket matches and we will accept the results. At the end, very happy to be on the winning side, but it took a lot from the full team and the support staff.”

Notably, MS Dhoni won the player of the match award while Yuvraj Singh won the player of the series award for the 2011 ICC World Cup tournament.

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