India will host the ODI World Cup later this yr, greater than 12 years after beating Sri Lanka within the ultimate on house soil to win their second title. Over time, tales of India’s well-known triumph have been advised and re-told innumerable occasions. Now, former India batter Gautam Gambhir has make clear yet one more fascinating anecdote from that well-known night time on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He revealed how former India captain MS Dhoni had inspired him to take his time and full his century. Notably, Gambhir was clear bowled on 97 by Thisara Perera.
“MS Dhoni was very supportive as a result of he wished me to get a 100. He all the time wished me to get 100. He advised me between overs as nicely that ‘get your hundred, take your time and do not rush into it. I can speed up if there’s any have to’,” Gambhir stated on Star Sports activities, after India defeated Sri Lanka within the 1st ODI in Guwahati on Tuesday.
Within the ultimate, Sri Lanka, after electing to bat first, had set India a goal of 275 runs.
In reply, Lasith Malinga had struck twice early to dismiss each Virender Sehwag (0) and Sachin Tendulkar (18).
Nonetheless, Gambhir and a younger Virat Kohli introduced India again into the sport, having added 83 runs for the third wicket.
After Kohli was dismissed on 35 by Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dhoni, surprisingly, joined Gambhir within the center, as a substitute of Yuvraj Singh.
Gambhir and Dhoni then placed on a match-winning partnership, including 109 runs for the fourth wicket, earlier than the previous was dismissed on 97.
Yuvraj, who was finally named ‘Participant of the collection’, and Dhoni stitched an unbeaten 54-run stand to take throughout the ending line.
Dhoni hit the profitable hit, a six over long-on to complete issues off. He remained unbeaten on 91, whereas Yuvraj was 21 not out off 24 balls.
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