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India was declared the world champion of 2011 International Cricket Council World Cup. They defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets. India’s last world cup championship trophy was already 28 years ago. One of the sweetest victory in Indian Cricket for they have won against arch-rival Pakistan in the semis and defeated depending champion Sri Lanka in the Finals.
The Indian National Cricket team have overcame a 274-run inning by the Sri Lankans. The partnership of MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir made the Indians came alive as their hopes have already losing their first two batsmen including the Master Sachin Tendulkar in the opening overs.Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir led the comeback, as both came just shy of 188 runs between them.
The composure and coolness of the Indian cricketers have led them to the championship of ICC World Cup. After a blow from Sri Lanka credited to Lasith Malinga by trapping Virender Sehwag right in front of the wickets and then followed it up with getting Sachin Tendulkar caught behind the wickets. India with their home court advantage managed to comeback.
Sachin Tendulkar kept sending the ball to the boundary and kept the Indian scoreboard moving, along with Gautam Gambhir. Yuvraj Singh, also remained unbeaten with the Indian skipper at the end.
Gautam Gambhir led the Indian run chase of 275 but fell three run short of his maiden World Cup century.
Yuvraj Singh has been selected as the Player of the Tournament, while MS Dhoni has won Man of the Match. MS Dhoni have proven his worth as the most successful captain of the Indian National Cricket Team. He responded when needed most. India have once again proved to the world why they are considered as a cricket-crazy nation after World Cup Champions Trophy have been awarded to them.
Congratulations India and world champions have also became twitter trends for the past few hours. ICC World Cup Champion have made more than a billion people in the world to sleep wonderfully.