Indian cricket fans are smitten with the sport. India has seen the love for cricket from its fans. Cricket is much perceived as it has feelings because of its history.
India winning the coveted cup in 1983 for the first time
Kapil Dev led a team of 11 players who were not evaluated as a threat as they were considered insufficient. Though they reached the finals against West Indies no one had confidence that India would win. India took the cup for the first time and stunned one and all.
India Vs Sri Lanka, World Cup Semi-Final, 1996
Sri Lanka had set a target of 251 for the Indians in the Semi-Final and India was drifting at the low and Indian fans were really disappointed with players.
Sachin Tendulkar’s emotional 140 at World Cup 1999
Just days after the demise of his father, Sachin scored a century. He was celebrated for hammering a century. The scene of Sachin after scoring century and then looking up to thank his father still stays in everybody’s heart.
Sourav Ganguly waving his Jersey at The Lords
It was the 2002 Natwest Final. Yuvraj Singh and Md. Kaif ‘s special efforts made the Indian team win the match. Sourav Ganguly took off his jersey at the Lord’s stadium and celebrated the win.
Sachin’s wicket at the 2003 World Cup Final
India lost their first match against Australia but were to play the finals against them. Sachin fell on a single-digit and needless to say that we lost.
India winning the 2007 inaugural World T20 Cup
Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, Indian team achieved new heights. The world saw the brilliance of Dhoni and what Rohit Sharma are capable of. The finals almost had every Indian skipping a beat or two.
Sachin’s farewell speech
It was a nostalgia trip not just for the players but fans as well when the God of cricket was retiring. When Sachin Tendulkar delivered his farewell speech at the Wankhede Stadium, entire India wept and there was hardly anyone to console his goodbye to cricket.
India’s 2011 World Cup
India lifted the trophy almost after 29 years. It was a special year and entire India celebrated it on the streets. Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir’s contribution led the team to the finals. India became the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.