India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday recalled two-moment which are closest to his heart.
Dhoni said the first was the reception they got after the 2007 T20 World Cup win. The first tournament was in 2007 in South Africa where India defeated Pakistan in the final and the second was the support they got during the 2011 World Cup final at Wankhede Stadium, where India defeated Sri Lanka to win second World Cup.
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Dhoni told reporter on Wednesday that “I want to talk about two moments. First is when we returned to India after the 2007 T20 World Cup. During our open bus trip, we were at Marine drive and all the sides were jam-packed. It was so nice to see the smile that all the people had on their faces at that time,”
About his second moment, Dhoni says “The second instance is the World Cup 2011 final when 15-20 runs were remaining and the people started chanting ‘Vande Matram’ in the Wankhede Stadium. So, these two moments are very difficult to replicate and they are very close to my heart,”.
India had lifted the T20 World Cup 2007 after defeating Pakistan in the final by five runs. In 2011, India clinched the World Cup after trouncing Sri Lanka by six wickets.
Earlier a lot of eyebrows were raised when MS Dhoni was asked to lead the side in the first-ever T20 World Cup in 2007 ahead of the likes of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh to prove everyone wrong Dhoni did not take a long time as he leaded team India to achieve it’s first t20 World Cup tournament victory, as it was first T20 World Cup tournament organised.
Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.