Gautam Gambhir comments on MS Dhoni’s 2011 world-cup winning six

April 2 is memorable for India for the last 9 years as MS Dhoni-led Team India won the world cup for the second time in 28 years. Dhoni hit the winning six and did the job against Sri Lanka. Since then everyone celebrate on this day.

However, former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Thursday bashed at those who only celebrating M.S. Dhoni’s six to win the 2011 World Cup, citing that it was won by the whole team and not just one final six.

“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!” said Ravi Shastri after Dhoni led India to a win in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium with a huge six off Sri Lanka speedster NuwanKulasekara.

With that win, India had fulfilled the long-cherished dreams of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who had all the batting records apart from winning the World Cup. He had waited 22 years to lift the trophy.

However, ESPNCricinfo tweeted “the shot that sent millions of Indians into jubilation” with a photo of the moment.

In reply, Gambhir said: “Just a reminder @ESPNcricinfo: #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX.”

The veteran left-hander had scored 97 in that crunch situation while MS Dhoni, who had promoted himself to No 4, smashed an unbeaten 91 as India won the final by six wickets.

“A World Cup won by Indians, for India & with India!” Gambhir later tweeted.

Gambhir has released Rs one crore out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Fund towards the relief efforts amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Before that, the BJP MP had also said that his foundation, Gautam Gambhir Foundation, has given food packets to poor people in his constituency in New Delhi. East Delhi which has a large number of daily wagelabourers as many failed to make arrangements for their food due to the 21-day lockdown nation-wide.

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