Bengaluru: On this day (April 2) in 2011, India won their second 50-over world title as the MS Dhoni-led side defeated Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

As cricket fans celebrate the ninth anniversary of that triumph, the hero of that tournament, Yuvraj Singh recalled that historic moment. Also, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir spoke about that. Yuvraj won the Man-of-the-series award.

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In 2011, India had ended a 28-year wait for World Cup. First, it was the Kapil Dev-led side that brought home the World Cup, from England, in 1983. This time, the triumph was achieved at home. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, playing in a record sixth World Cup, tasted success on his home ground.

In the title clash, Sri Lanka opted to bat first and scored 274/6 in 50 overs with Mahela Jayawardene scoring an unbeaten hundred (103 not out).

In reply, India scored 277/4 in 48.2 overs with left-handed opening batsman Gautam Gambhir top-scoring with 97. Dhoni hit 91 not out and won the Man-of-the-match award.

Dhoni sealed the contest with a six. The image of the captain hitting that famous six off Nuwan Kulasekara is etched in every Indian cricket fan’s memory.

Yuvraj took to his Twitter account and said, “Words will never be able to describe what a moment for every Indian it was , this it what we live for !!jai Hind (sic).”

Harbhajan tweeted, “World Cup winner 2011.what a great day it was for Whole India .proud moment.” The spinner tagged Dhoni, Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, and coach Gary Kirsten.