Ten years on from their glorious ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 victory, India's heroes celebrated on social media.
Opening batsman Virender Sehwag hailed their win over Sri Lanka in the final as "the moment of a lifetime" on Twitter while spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted that it was the day "all Indians became the world champions".
It’s been 10yrs since Team India won the @icc CWC. Most definitely one of my career highlights. I’m so proud to see how the team has grown from that day & how the players have developed since. Thank you @incredibleindia for all the wonderful memories.— Gary Kirsten (@Gary_Kirsten) April 2, 2021
🇮🇳🏆 2nd April 2011 when we all indians became the world champions..thank you for your love and support,prayers can’t believe it’s already 10 yrs @sachin_rt @GautamGambhir @virendersehwag @imVkohli @YUVSTRONG12 @msdhoni @ImRaina @iamyusufpathan @ImZaheer @munafpa99881129 pic.twitter.com/ftOWWGyHUX— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 2, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar, who was India's top run-scorer at the tournament, wished his teammates well and passed on the sad news that he was in hospital "as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice" after being diagnosed with COVID-19. In a touching moment, Pakistan great Wasim Akram encouraged him to "hit COVID-19 for a SIX!"
Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2021
Wishing all Indians & my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup 🇮🇳 win.
Even when you were 16, you battled world’s best bowlers with guts and aplomb... so I am sure you will hit Covid-19 for a SIX! Recover soon master! Would be great if you celebrate India’s World Cup 2011 anniversary with doctors and hospital staff... do send me a pic! https://t.co/ICO3vto9Pb— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) April 2, 2021
The overwhelming sentiment from India's players of the day was that the World Cup win was a victory for the nation and not just themselves.
April 2, 2011 - a day when history was created! We wanted to win the WC for India & for the master @sachin_rt who carried the nation’s expectations over decades!— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2021
Indebted to be able to represent India & bring glory to our nation 🙏🏻 🇮🇳 #AlwaysBleedBlue #WC2011 @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/kCR7pTL6Bx
#10years of winning the World Cup, fulfilling the dream of every Indian around the world. It’s such a nostalgic feeling where I can relive each moment of lifting the trophy & making our country proud. It will be cherished forever. #Worldcup2011 #IndianCricketTeam @BCCI 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/IFOttlXbUr— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 2, 2021
It's been 10 years but there are many memories still afresh. 2011 World Cup win - The golden moment which always will stay close to my heart. What a night it was for one billion Indian fans! pic.twitter.com/UCi25KVbti— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 2, 2021
It was the proudest moment for a cricketer, brother and a Indian cricket team’s fan https://t.co/viMNS3bTte— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 2, 2021
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