MS Dhoni reveals the proudest moment of his life
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni might have quit captaincy but his captaincy trait hasn’t gone away from him. He is the only captain to have won three ICC trophies- ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He played a phenomenal role in all these three events. Even if he had failed in one aspect, his captaincy has helped the team to get over the line.
Dhoni shared a great experience when India lifted the trophy after 28 long years, close to three decades actually. It was a forgettable experience for India in 1996 where they lost to Sri Lanka in the semi-final and a nightmare in 2003 World Cup when they lost to Australia in the final followed by humiliation in 2007 where they lost to Bangladesh.
However, the time finally came for India when they steered to second title success. After losing Sehwag and Sachin in the early phase of the game, it was Gambhir who took on the opposition to score 97. After missing out on a well-deserved century, MS Dhoni backed by Yuvraj Singh aced the run-chase of 275.
Six that is remembered, relished and rejoiced
The winning six by MS Dhoni off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling is still fresh in every Indian’s eyes. “The pressure you go through is a lot; we felt it throughout the tournament,” said Dhoni who fulfilled Sachin Tendulkar’s dream.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more than this. Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my team-mates. Without them, nothing would have happened. I couldn’t control my tears of joy,” MS Dhoni said adding that he literally cried after winning the World Cup, which he calls it as the proudest moment of his life.
Sri Lanka- 274/6 in 50 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 103*)
India- 277/4 in 48.2 overs (Gambhir 97, MS Dhoni 91*)
Result: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Man of the Match: MS Dhoni.
Player of the tournament: Yuvraj Singh