Gary Kirsten, the head coach of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning cricket team, recalled India’s World Cup triumph on its 10th anniversary, calling it “one of my career highlights.”
Former India head coach Gary Kirsten said on Friday that he is proud of how the team has grown in the last ten years, remembering the country’s 2011 World Cup triumph. Kirsten was Team India’s coach when the Men In Blue won the 2011 World Cup on April 2. India only lost one match in the World Cup under Dhoni’s captaincy, against South Africa. In the semi-final, India beat arch-rival Pakistan to set up a showdown with Sri Lanka in the final.
It’s been 10yrs since Team India won the @icc CWC. Most definitely one of my career highlights. I’m so proud to see how the team has grown from that day & how the players have developed since. Thank you @incredibleindia for all the wonderful memories.— Gary Kirsten (@Gary_Kirsten) April 2, 2021
“Team India hasn’t won the @icc CWC in ten years. One of the most unforgettable moments of my professional life. I’m so proud of how far the team has come since that day, and how the players have improved. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, @incredibleindia “Kirsten sent out a tweet.
MS Dhoni hit a massive six against Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in the 2011 ICC World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to help India win their second World Cup.
With that giant six against Kulasekara, Dhoni not only gave millions of Indians a memory to remember for the rest of their lives, but he also fulfilled batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s long-held dream of winning the World Cup, which he had never won before.
After setting India a tough target of 275, Sri Lanka, led by Kumar Sangakkara, appeared to be on track to win their second World Cup title.
Mahela Jayawardene played a brilliant innings, scoring a century and hitting 13 fours in a 103-run innings that took just 88 balls.
Fans were left emotionally battered during the chase after lanky pacer Lasith Malinga dismissed Tendulkar, leaving India in trouble at 31 for 2 in the sixth over.