Sachin Tendulkar took a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about India’s monumental victory in the 2011 World Cup. The electrifying match unfolded at the bustling Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where MS Dhoni’s squad triumphed over Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Dhoni’s stellar performance earned him the Player of the Match title, as he smashed an unbeaten 91 runs from 79 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes.

Though Tendulkar’s innings didn’t quite sparkle, with only 18 runs off 14 balls, adorned with 2 fours, he fondly remembered the day as his “childhood dream turning into reality,” sharing his sentiments on social media.
Over 42,000 passionate fans filled the stadium, while millions tuned in across India and beyond to witness the gripping showdown. Sri Lanka, led by Kumar Sangakkara, chose to bat first after winning the toss.

Despite early setbacks losing their openers, they posted a competitive total of 274 runs for 6 wickets, largely thanks to Mahela Jayawardene’s remarkable century. India faced a shaky start, but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli steadied the ship with an essential partnership of 83 runs. After Kohli’s departure, Dhoni took charge, forming another crucial alliance with Gambhir.

Gambhir’s valiant effort ended at 97 runs, falling short of a century in the 42nd over. However, Dhoni, exhibiting his trademark composure, guided the team to victory, sealing the win with a decisive six over long-on off Nuwan Kulasekara. Dhoni’s heroic leadership not only secured the cup but also solidified his legacy as one of India’s finest World Cup captains, alongside the legendary Kapil Dev.