On the momentous occasion of India completing nine years of the 2011 World Cup triumph, former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar referred to the win under the leadership of MS Dhoni at the Wankhede Stadium as an ’emotional’ win, not just for the team, but for the entire nation. Also Read - Eng vs WI 1st Test: Jermaine Blackwood Stars as Windies Stun Ben Stokes-Led England at Southampton, Twitter Hails Jason Holder-Led Side | SEE POSTS
Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar replied to Laureus Sport, ICC and Yuvraj Singh and said: “It was truly an emotional win for the entire nation, not just the Indian cricket team, which I was a proud member of.” Also Read - Graeme Smith Backs Sourav Ganguly For ICC President's Role, Hails Former India Captain Ability as Leader And Administrator
Earlier, India head coach Ravi Shastri was put on a spot after he tagged only Virat Kohli and Tendulkar in a video of India winning the 2011 World Cup. Replying to the tweet, Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh had said that Shastri should have tagged him and M.S. Dhoni. But Shastri came up with a brilliant reply, calling him legend.
Shastri had on Thursday tweeted: “Many Congratulations Guys! Something you will cherish all your life. Just like we from the 1983 group #WorldCup2011 – @sachin_rt @imVkohli.”
To this Yuvraj replied: “Thanks senior ! U can tag me and mahi also we were also part of it.”
Shastri though came up with a smart reply to this and said: “When it comes to World Cups, you are no Junior. Tussi Legend Ho @YUVSTRONG12 !”
Powered by Gautam Gambhir and skipper M.S. Dhoni”s knocks, India chased down a target of 275 against Sri Lanka with six wickets and 10 balls in hand.
Six players in that team have officially announced retirements from all forms of the game since then and Virat Kohli is the only member of that squad who remains a regular in the Indian team. A number of players who were part of that team, however, spoke on their social media handles about the occasion on Thursday.
)With Agency inputs)