MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi shares heartfelt post on 13th anniversary of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph

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New Delhi: April 02, 2024 marks 13 years of India’s memorable ODI World Cup triumph in 2011. MS Dhoni-led Team India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in a thrilling final to bring an end to the country’s 28-year-long wait for their second World Cup crown. Dhoni hit the iconic winning six in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to seal India’s victory in the summit clash.

As the nation celebrated 13 years of the remarkable triumph, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni took to her Instagram story to share a heartfelt post. Sakshi shared a collage of Dhoni posing with the World Cup trophy and receiving the Padma Bhushan award in 2018 from former India President Ram Nath Kovind. Dhoni was bestowed with the honour for leading India to World Cup glory and for his incredible services to the game.

Sakshi thanked the fans and well-wishers in the post for their support over the years and said God has been kind. “Marking 2nd April – Well wishers and supporters have always generously showered blessings. To top it all God has been kind,” Sakshi captioned the post.

Check out Sakshi Dhoni’s Instagram story on 13th anniversary of 2011 World Cup triumph:

Sakshi Dhoni’s Insta story. (Photo: Instagram)

MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir take India home

Dhoni-led India chased down the target of 275 runs with 10 balls to spare in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka to lift the elusive trophy. After restricting Sri Lanka to 274/6 in 50 overs, India got off to a shaky start in the run-chase as they lost opener Virender Sehwag on a duck in the very first over after he was trapped LBW by Lasith Malinga.

Malinga then got rid of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar cheaply on just 18 runs to leave India in deep trouble at 31/2 in the 7th over. However, Gautam Gambhir produced one of the best knocks of his career and combined with a young Virat Kohli to steady the ship for the hosts. Gambhir added 83 runs for the third wicket with Kohli, who scored 35 off 49 balls.

Dhoni promoted himself to no.5 after Kohli’s departure as he joined hands with Gambhir to set the stage for a magnificent win for India. While Gambhir slammed a sensational knock of 97 runs, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 off just 79 balls laced with 8 fours and 2 sixes to take India home in style. India became the first nation to win the ODI World Cup at home and have failed to lift their third title since 2011.

Dhoni won the Man of the Match award in the final for his unbeaten 91 as he ended the tournament on a high after struggling with the bat throughout the competition.

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