Exactly nine years ago, on April 2, MS Dhoni-led India won its second-ever Cricket World Cup after Kapil Dev’s men achieved the feat back in 1983 in England. 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
India women cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who came close to winning her first WC last month in Australia, on Thursday said that ‘winning a WC always special. Also Read - Graeme Smith Backs Sourav Ganguly For ICC President's Role, Hails Former India Captain Ability as Leader And Administrator
In her tweet, she also claimed to have fantastic memories of India’s win in 1983 as well. Also Read - Virat Kohli's Lockdown Look Goes Viral on Social Space | SEE PICS
“Winning a @cricketworldcup is always special. Fantastic memories of watching India lift the trophy after 28 years in 2011,” said the Harmanpreet.
Harmanpreet had vaulted India into the final of the 50-over World Cup in 2017 for the first time since 2005 with a destructive 171 not out off 115 balls — the third-highest score in the World Cup and fifth-highest overall. Mithali Raj-led India lost to England in the final.
But on this day in 2011, M.S. Dhoni-led India lifted the World Cup on home soil beating Sri Lanka. Powered by Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni”s knocks, India gunned 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.