Gautam Gambhir recollects the hour earlier than ICC World Cup 2011 ultimate • InsideSport
2011 World Cup – Gautam Gambhir recollects the hour earlier than ICC World Cup 2011 ultimate: He had in all probability performed essentially the most defining and remembered innings by any Indian cricketer in an ICC World Cup ultimate — scripting India’s historic victory in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium — precisely 10 years again.
And because the nation celebrates the tenth anniversary of that wonderful and unforgettable night time, Inside Sport tried to seize what precisely was occurring in man of the match Gautam Gambhir’s thoughts simply an hour earlier than the finals.
“I was just thinking about the first ball I would face from the bowler. One of the things I had learnt over a period of time is to take the occasion out of an event. I left the hype of a World Cup final in our hotel room,” Gambhir recalled the hour with Inside Sport in an unique interview on Friday.
When requested how he nonetheless remembered the World Cup journey and the triumph, Gambhir stated: “It was a dream come true for every one of us. Personally, it was my first 50-over World Cup and it finished into a title win which seemed surreal. I have always felt that someone was writing my script and the 2011 World Cup win was a beautiful chapter in that. I am thankful to God that I got this opportunity to play some part in India winning the Cup. I am not sure if we did anything special. We were picked to do a job and we did it, that is how I see it. I’d only like to say that it was a good night for us in Mumbai. But many more such wins are needed.”
Gambhir, who scored 97 runs within the finals in opposition to Sri Lanka, believes in group effort and never in attaching an excessive amount of significance to particular person heroics. He has made it clear prior to now that one knock or one six can’t win a group a World Cup title. He additionally understands not be reside prior to now and transfer forward.
“The other half of me now feels that we need to move on from that day now and start thinking about winning the next multi-nation tournament. I don’t want to get into a debate about how we fare at the Olympics but if cricket is giving us a sporting identity in a few nations then it needs to be strengthened further. We can not rest on past laurels,” he noticed.