Sunday, April 3, 2011

India's way to World Cup glory !

Wining the World Cup Trophy is what every Indian Cricket fan dreams about. Finally, the dream of a billion people came true when India trounced Sri Lanka in the World Cup final to lift the coveted trophy after 28 years of long wait. The glorious moment will be cherished by all the fans of Indian Cricket team for a long time to come. This World Cup win is also significant as it has ended 12 years of domination by the Australian Cricket team over World Cricket.

Indian Cricket team went through various ups and downs throughout the World Cup and has emerged victorious on most of the occasions. Team India was dubbed as a weak bowling and fielding unit before and during the tournament, but the team has proved its detractors wrong. Indian team lifted it's bowling and fielding remarkably during the knockout stage of the tournament and looked a formidable side with their lethal batting line up.

India's victory over the defending champions Australia and arch rivals Pakistan were the highlights of the tournament. India also did well against the West Indies, Netherlands, Ireland and Bangladesh in the league stage to book a place in the knockout stage. India's only defeat in the World Cup came in the hands of South Africa (who later chocked out in the knockout stage). Most importantly Indian team learnt the important lessons from the defeat and lifted their game remarkably well.

This was the last World Cup for legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Muttiah Muralitharan. Sachin played last World Cup of his career and couldn't have asked for a better farewell than winning the Cup for the nation.

At the end of the day Indian Cricket team is now the new guardian of the World Cup trophy. Bleed Blue !!!!