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India are World Champions!

Updated on April 3, 2011

India is World Champion now. It has been a long wait, exactly 28 years since the last historic moment in Indian Cricket. This match between India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai for the Cricket World Cup 2011 will go down in history as one of the nation’s most significant match. It’s a day that will stay alive in hearts of 1.2 billion Indians forever.


The Indian captain M.S. Dhoni has done it all now. He is a true leader and perhaps the greatest captain in Indian Cricket history.

The lads of the Indian team has made the country very proud and ensured that the tricolor of our nation will fly ever higher.

Like champions they came and like champions they conquered every other nation to win this cup.

India are World Champions now.

We did it for Sachin and the Nation

Sachin Tendulkar the greatest cricketer of all time has done it all. The only thing missing from his cabinet full of accolades was a world cup medal but now he has that too. The team India said that this win was as much for the country as it was for Sachin. They said that they wanted to win this time for Sachin as he had carried the burden of the nation for the past 21 years. A true master class.

The Look says it all

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Team India wins the ICC World Cup 2011
Team India wins the ICC World Cup 2011
Team India wins the ICC World Cup 2011

It has been a generational wait for 28 years and finally India is again crowned world champions. The Sri Lankans made a hearty effort by scoring 274/6 but it was no match for Dhoni and his boys. When Sehwag and Sachin were out all seemed lost but Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni established a brilliant partnership that which proved really crucial for the teams win. Gambhir unfortunately missed out on his century getting out on 97 but he will surely set it aside as he is part of the winning team. 

Yuvraj Singh who was crowned the man of the tournament scored a 54 runs which playing alongside Dhoni who was declared man of the match for his 91 runs staying not-out.

World Champs

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The people of India has finally something to cheer. Something to bring all 1.2 billion together as one. The game that defines India, Cricket and we are the Champions now.

Scenes from Mumbai, fans waving the tricolor and savoring the moment.

Nagpurian celebrate India's victory in the World Cup cricket tournament by beating Sri Lanka in Mumbai on Saturday. (BCCL)

Cricket fans celebrate after India Won the World Cup against Sri Lanka, celebrations in Bangalore on Saturday. (BCCL)

People who make this game a religion in India

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      Biman Ghosh 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      It has been a long wait for us to be crowned World Champions again. This World Cup winning team was perhaps the strongest team we had so far.

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      I must congratulate you and your country for producing a Champion Team. Your team was indeed well lead by M.S.Dhoni and in my opinion excelled in all areas of the game.

      You can wear the World Champion Hat proudly for the next 4 years :-)

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very happy for your country. Congratulations. God Bless You.

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      Biman Ghosh 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      In India Cricket is like a religion and when India wins people celebrate so wildly that you will really think that its a festival going on. Its really wild and crazy and a lot of fun.

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      Sam9999 6 years ago

      I don't claim to know a lot about cricket, but your hub and the photos show great excitement over the sport. In Canada where I come from we get excited over hockey. It seems to galvanize and unite the entire country. It's great when a nation can come together in pride when victorious in our sport. Great job India and great hub to tell about it.