This Day That Year: India became the first team to win a World Cup at home on this day (April 2) and became the only team to win the 60-over World Cup and the 50-over World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh, man of the tournament kissing World Cup 2011 trophy.
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“And Dhoni finishes off in style. India lift the World Cup after 28 years”, these words the exact words by commentator Ravi Shastri on this day, 8 years ago when India won the World Cup from Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The magical night of April 2, 2011, the tournament took place in Indian ground only under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.

Needing 4 from 11, Dhoni hit Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara for a huge six over long-on to end India’s long wait of 28 years to get their hands around the coveted World Cup trophy.

Yuvraj Singh reminiscing the day posted a picture of himself with Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan on Instagram.

“Bringing back the memories of this day 2nd April 2011 when we won it for this special man ! The greatest @sachintendulkar and my legendary bowler and friend! @zaheer_khan34 πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ†πŸ˜‡πŸ€ŸπŸ•ΊπŸΌ #worldcup2011memories,” he captioned as he shared the picture.

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