One six didn’t win us the World Cup: Gautam Gambhir on 10 years of 2011 WC triumph

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New Delhi: More than a billion dreams came true exactly 10 years ago on April 2 in 2011 as India lifted the Cricket World Cup ten years ago on this day, After the long wait of 28 years.
MS Dhoni and men In trumped Sri Lanka in the World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The World Cup 2011 victory marked the beginning of a new era for the Indian cricket team.

Each year, on April 2, cricket fans across the world celebrate the victory of the 2011 World Cup. However, this year, the celebrations will be little special as the fans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2011 World Cup win.

One of the heroes of 2011 World Cup, Goutam Gambhir, who scored a mammoth 97 runs to help India win said, it was a result of collective performance by the entire team and its support staff not only one individual won the World Cup.

“Do you think that only one individual won us the World Cup? If one individual could have won the World Cup, then India could have won all the World Cups till now. Unfortunately in India, it’s only about worshipping certain individuals. I’ve never believed in that. In a team sport, individuals have no place. It’s all about contributions.” Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying to TOI.

It’s all about contributions. Why do we keep remembering about one six? If one six has the ability to win you a World Cup then by that logic then I think Yuvraj Singh should have won six World Cups for India, because he hit six sixes in an over, the 38 year old said.

“Can you forget Zaheer Khan’s contribution? His first spell in the final, where he bowled three successive maidens? Can you forget what Yuvraj Singh did against Australia? Or for that matter, Sachin Tendulkar’s hundred against South Africa? Why do we keep remembering about one six? If one six can win you the World Cup, then I think Yuvraj Singh should have won six World Cups for India, because he hit six sixes in an over (against England in 2007 World T20 in Durban). No one talks about Yuvraj. But we keep talking about that one six.” Gautam Gambhir added.

Last year, while responding to a tweet on a website of Dhoni’s famous six,  Gambhir had also said that it was time people stopped obsessing over the shot. “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.” Gambhir tweeted last year.

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