It has been six years since that six – the six that sealed India’s World Cup triumph on April 2 2011, at Wankhede. If you’re an Indian cricket fan, chances are, you still vividly recall Ravi Shastri’s voice saying “Dhoni finishes off in style” as the Indian captain lofted the full toss by Nuwan Kulasekara for a six when four runs were needed to win.
That moment, immortalised by various videos and even a Bollywood film, marked a historic win for India – the first team to win the World Cup on home soil, 28 years after Kapil Dev’s men had lifted cricket’s biggest trophy at Lord’s in 1983.
In the final, Sri Lanka had set India a target of 275, aided by Mahela Jayawardene’s sublime century. In reply, Lasith Malinga got Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag early, however Gautam Gambhir (97) and MS Dhoni, who promoted himself up the order scoring an unbeaten 94, led the chase as India won by .
What happened before and after that moment will also be clear in most Indian cricket fans’ memories. Yuvraj Singh’s Man of the Tournament showing, Sachin Tendulkar’s tears, the semi-final against Pakistan, the lap of victory – it was an overall dominant and sentimental performance by India.
As India celebrates the sixth anniversary of the World Cup triumph, here’s a look at how the cricketers involved and other players remembered the victory on Twitter.
Relive the winning moment