India clinched the world cup of 50 over One Day International for the first time on this same day of year 2011. The match which took place between India and Sri lanka, was won by the blue team comfortably with Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni’s stellar performance. Gambhir’s fighting 97 to build the initial score and Dhoni’s 91 to finish the chase got India the cup after 28 long years. Now, on this second day of April month, popular sports channel ESPN, posted a picture of Dhoni hitting six and said “On this day in 2011, the shot that sent millions of Indians into jubilation”
Check out their post here :
This post received many likes and fans of Indian cricket team shared it with joy. Meanwhile Gautam Gambhir, one of a prominent batsmen in the history of Indian cricket team who helped it to win in both 2007 T20 world cup and 2011 world cup, reacted to this post in an unexpected way.
The 38 year old former cricketer said that the world cup was won by the entire Indian team, not by Dhoni’s six alone. He asked the ESPN cricinfo page to hit their obsession to a six. “Just a reminder ESPNcricinfo : #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX.” the cricketer wrote in his tweet.
Check out his tweet below :
This controversial tweet exploded the micro blogging social media site as many people started reacting to it in several ways. Gautam’s crucial 97 under pressure is always considered as an underrated one. The cricketer who attacked the powerful bowlers of Srilanka such as Malinga and Nuwan Kulashekara, stitched a crucial 83 run partnership with Virat Kohli. He went to add a 99 run partnership with Dhoni to steer Team India towards the winning goal. However, he couldn’t get past the winning line as he got out for 97, the innings of his lifetime.
Check out some of the reactions his tweet is receiving :
He never gets credits for his performance…Gautam Gambhir played a major role in the victory.— Leo Messi // ಲಿಯೋ ಮೆಸ್ಸಿ (@leomessi_goat) April 2, 2020
டேய் பைத்தியம்.. அதுல தோனி ஒண்டிதான் ஜெயிச்சி குடுத்ததா எங்க சொல்லியிருக்கான்? Finishing Moment ல தானே நமக்கு அந்த High ஏற்பட்டுச்சு? அதத்தான சொல்லிருக்கான்? It's About The Winning Moment and Not a Single Person.. https://t.co/FNpWeW86KW— தோழர் ஆதி™ 😎🔥 (@RjAadhi2point0) April 2, 2020
Expect Dhoni fans, all Indians know the reality pic.twitter.com/3oKRUScgAm— vineeth (@vineethdhfm143) April 2, 2020
but he never got the credit— Soham S (@Soham_kxip) April 2, 2020
in both 2007 and 2011
Without dhoni 91 .gambhir wouldn't have done anything @GautamGambhir— justforfun.india (@justforfun1947) April 2, 2020
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