India’s World Cup victory in 2011 was reported widely. It has been nearly 11 years since India won the Title, but emotions and memories of the spectacular event remain live in the hearts of admirers. Many inside and unseen tales from the tournament have emerged throughout the years, and Virender Sehwag just contributed another one to the list. In that competition, the veteran opener was on a lightning strike, often providing India with blazing beginnings. Let us dive into emotions and memories of Sehwag Shares Hilarious Moment with Tendulkar.
Unfortunately, he struggled to make an impact in the crucial final versus Sri Lanka, going for a two-ball duck. Despite his opening counterpart, Sachin Tendulkar hammered some excellent strokes early on, he was also bowled out by Lasith Malinga after hitting 18. Sehwag remembered how he and Tendulkar aimed to score big in the 1st innings on the Wankhede surface.
Sehwag Shares Hilarious Moment with Tendulkar: We signaled that it will be fun to bat on this wicket, but neither of us scored runs
“I’ll tell you a story about the 2011 World Cup final. Sachin Tendulkar was standing at midwicket, and I was standing at deep square leg. As the sun was setting, we noticed a lot of shine on the wicket. Both of us looked at it, and then looked at each other and signaled that it will be fun to bat on this wicket. Neither of us scored runs,” Sehwag said in an Interaction.
“So all the discussions that there’s heat, the wicket is flat, you win the toss and choose to bat… if you are in that patch where you can’t score runs, you won’t score runs. It’s as simple as that,” Nawab Of Najafgarh added further.
For said uninitiated, Sri Lanka bat first and scored 274/6 in their assigned 50 overs, courtesy of a superb hundred from Mahela Jayawardene. Tendulkar and Sehwag were determined to make their bat talk since the surface looked fantastic to bat on. Malinga, however, wrecked their intentions, reducing India to 31/2.
However, Gautam Gambhir alongside Virat Kohli kept the heads above water by playing smart cricket and putting the Lankans on the counterattack. As Kohli went out for 35 runs, Gambhir struck 97 runs. The initiative was then given to the game’s then-captain, MS Dhoni, who hit 91 not out and concluded with that unforgettable six. As a result, a proud moment emerged where India won the title by a mark of six wickets.