'The moment of a lifetime': India's World Cup heroes celebrate 10-year anniversary
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