In this competitive era, winning a game is not a cakewalk anymore as it demands a lot more fighting spirit to get the job done. Meanwhile, winning a World Cup is every team’s dream and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, some teams have ensured to defy the odds and came through with flying colours.
Among the teams, Team India has been one of the formidable forces in the World Cup tournaments. They have won two ODI World Cups (1983 and 2011) and one T20I World Cup in 2007. Now in this article, we will take a glimpse at the three most memorable cricket World Cup moments for Indian fans of all time.
1. MS Dhoni’s match-winning six in ICC WC 2011 final
MS Dhoni finished things off in style with a magnificent six off Nuwan Kulasekara in India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2011 final. Kulasekara pitched the ball right at the slot and Captain Cool easily launched the ball towards the long-on for a six. It is one of the moments that will forever remain in the hearts of the Indians as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to win their second ODI World Cup.
2. Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes in ICC T20 WC 2007
Yuvraj Singh was one of the important players in Indian cricket’s history. He has played several impactful and match-winning knocks for the team and was quite often referred to as a “big game player”. Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes off England’s Stuart Broad in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007. In the process, he hit the fastest fifty, a record that still remains intact.
3. Sreesanth’s catch in ICC T20 WC 2007 final
Sreesanth was one of the most feared fast bowlers for Team India during the playing days of his cricketing career. The Kerala-born took a surreal catch in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 final to dismiss Misbah-ul-Haq, a memory that is etched in the hearts of Indian cricket fans. When Pakistan required 6 off 4 balls, Misbah tried for a scoop shot. Meanwhile, Sreesanth who was stationed at the short-fine leg took a catch to break Pakistan’s hearts.