India completed their 12-years anniversary of the 2011 World Cup triumph yesterday where they hammered Sri Lanka in the grand finale to lift the hallowed prize. MS Dhoni played a match-winning knock in the final to help the Men in Blue across the line. Ravi Shastri stitched magical words to describe India’s heroic comeback and from there the winning moment felt like history and poetry combined.
In a special event on Sunday where MS Dhoni was behind the mic to talk about the iconic World Cup victory, he was awarded digital collectibles for his match winning knock and six by ICC Head of Digital, Finn Bradshaw and Anshum Bhambri, Founder of FanCraze.
Here is what MS Dhoni had to say about iconic display by the Indian cricket team
In a conversation with his former CSK teammate, Mike Hussey, MS Dhoni said, “The best feeling was 15-20 minutes (before the winning moment). We didn’t need a lot of runs, the partnership was well-placed, there was a lot of dew.”
He further added, “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.”
Mahi concluded by talking about the atmosphere in the stadium
Dhoni also continued, “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.”
The former Indian captain also said, “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.”
He concluded on a resonating note, thereby putting the perfect words for India’s historic second World Cup triumph, adding, “So yes, you know it was more of a sense of satisfaction, job done, let’s move on from here.”