On This Day: India won World Cup 2011; here are pictures from memorable final including MS Dhoni’s famous 6

First Published 2, Apr 2020, 12:09 PM

Bengaluru: On this day (April 2) in 2011, India won the World Cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. India won the World Cup after a gap of 28 years. In the final, India successfully chased down 275 for the loss of four wickets. Captain MS Dhoni was the Man-of-the-match in the final while Yuvraj Singh won the Man-of-the-series trophy. Gautam Gambhir was the top-scorer with 97 for India in the final. Here, take a look at the images from the World Cup 2011 final as India remembers that historic day.

Indian newspapers tell the story of how India won the World Cup 2011 semi-final against Pakistan.

Indian newspapers tell the story of how India won the World Cup 2011 semi-final against Pakistan.

Indian players take a break during a training session on the eve of the World Cup 2011 final.

Indian players take a break during a training session on the eve of the World Cup 2011 final.

A day before the final (April 1), Dhoni relaxing in the dressing room.

A day before the final (April 1), Dhoni relaxing in the dressing room.

A security person stands guard at Wankhede Stadium before the World Cup 2011 final.

A security person stands guard at Wankhede Stadium before the World Cup 2011 final.

A billboard shows Harbhajan Singh before the World Cup 2011 final.

A billboard shows Harbhajan Singh before the World Cup 2011 final.

One day before the World Cup 2011 final, captains MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara pose with trophy at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

One day before the World Cup 2011 final, captains MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara pose with trophy at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

MS Dhoni tosses the coin at the World Cup final.

MS Dhoni tosses the coin at the World Cup final.

World Cup 2011 final's toss had to be done twice as the call could not be heard due to noise.

World Cup 2011 final's toss had to be done twice as the call could not be heard due to noise.

Indian players line up for the national anthems before the start of the World Cup 2011 final.

Indian players line up for the national anthems before the start of the World Cup 2011 final.

Sri Lankan players line up for the national anthems before the start of the World Cup 2011 final.

Sri Lankan players line up for the national anthems before the start of the World Cup 2011 final.

Scorers Uday Gharat (left) and P Joshi work in the press box during the World Cup 2011 final

Scorers Uday Gharat (left) and P Joshi work in the press box during the World Cup 2011 final

Indian fans in the stands during the final.

Indian fans in the stands during the final.

Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan in the stands.

Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan in the stands.

Superstar Rajinikanth watches the final from the standds.

Superstar Rajinikanth watches the final from the standds.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi watches the final from the stands.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi watches the final from the stands.

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta cheers the Indian team from the stands.

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta cheers the Indian team from the stands.

Zaheer Khan was outstanding at the start of the innings in the final. Here, he is celebrating a wicket. He finished with figures of 2/60 in 10 overs with three maidens.

Zaheer Khan was outstanding at the start of the innings in the final. Here, he is celebrating a wicket. He finished with figures of 2/60 in 10 overs with three maidens.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan cheers from the stands.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan cheers from the stands.

Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his century. He scored 103 not out in the final.

Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his century. He scored 103 not out in the final.

Lasith Malinga celebrates dismissing Tendulkar for 18 runs. Tendulkar was caught by Sangakkara.

Lasith Malinga celebrates dismissing Tendulkar for 18 runs. Tendulkar was caught by Sangakkara.

Virat Kohli is dismissed for 35, caught and bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Virat Kohli is dismissed for 35, caught and bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Gambhir in action during his knock of 97 in the final.

Gambhir in action during his knock of 97 in the final.

Dhoni and Gambhir during their match-winning partnership.

Dhoni and Gambhir during their match-winning partnership.

Gambhir missed out on a hundred as he was bowled for 97 by Thisara Perera.

Gambhir missed out on a hundred as he was bowled for 97 by Thisara Perera.

India captain MS Dhoni watches as the ball goes for a six. This shot signalled the end of the World Cup 2011 final.

India captain MS Dhoni watches as the ball goes for a six. This shot signalled the end of the World Cup 2011 final.

Sealed it with a six: Dhoni hits a six off Nuwan Kulasekara to win the World Cup trophy.

Sealed it with a six: Dhoni hits a six off Nuwan Kulasekara to win the World Cup trophy.

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar signals a six as India win the World Cup 2011 final.

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar signals a six as India win the World Cup 2011 final.

As soon as Dhoni hits a six Yuvraj celebrates.

As soon as Dhoni hits a six Yuvraj celebrates.

Yuvraj roars in joy as India win the World Cup 2011.

Yuvraj roars in joy as India win the World Cup 2011.

Indian players and support staff celebrate on the balcony as soon as Dhoni hit a six to win the final.

Indian players and support staff celebrate on the balcony as soon as Dhoni hit a six to win the final.

Dhoni and Yuvraj celebrate after the former's six sealed the World Cup 2011 final in favour of India against Sri Lanka.

Dhoni and Yuvraj celebrate after the former's six sealed the World Cup 2011 final in favour of India against Sri Lanka.

Indian players celebrate the triumph.

Indian players celebrate the triumph.

Indian players run on to the pitch and celebrate.

Indian players run on to the pitch and celebrate.

From left: Dhoni hits a six to win the final. Dhoni and Gambhir during their partnership in the final. Yuvraj and Dhoni embrace after winning the World Cup.

From left: Dhoni hits a six to win the final. Dhoni and Gambhir during their partnership in the final. Yuvraj and Dhoni embrace after winning the World Cup.

Yuvraj is ecstatic as Kohli watches on after the final.

Yuvraj is ecstatic as Kohli watches on after the final.

The scene after the final to make trophy presentation.

The scene after the final to make trophy presentation.

Sachin Tendulkar is being carried by Virat Kohli.

Sachin Tendulkar is being carried by Virat Kohli.

Former India captain Anil Kumble with Tendulkar.

Former India captain Anil Kumble with Tendulkar.

Tendulkar and most famous Indian cricket fan Sudhir Kumar Gautam.

Tendulkar and most famous Indian cricket fan Sudhir Kumar Gautam.

India's coach Gary Kirsten is hoisted by the players.

India's coach Gary Kirsten is hoisted by the players.

Indian cricket fans wave flags as they celebrate after India's victory over Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup final match, in Ahmedabad on April 3, 2011.

Indian cricket fans wave flags as they celebrate after India's victory over Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup final match, in Ahmedabad on April 3, 2011.

Piyush Chawla, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Yusuf Pathan with the World Cup trophy in the dressing room.

Piyush Chawla, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Yusuf Pathan with the World Cup trophy in the dressing room.

Dhoni on the pitch with his World Cup medal.

Dhoni on the pitch with his World Cup medal.

After the final, Dhoni and Yuvraj pictured on the pitch.

After the final, Dhoni and Yuvraj pictured on the pitch.

Tendulkar with his children Sara (left) and Arjun.

Tendulkar with his children Sara (left) and Arjun.

Yuvraj pours champagne on Tendulkar's head.

Yuvraj pours champagne on Tendulkar's head.

Another pictures of Indian players celebrating with the trophy.

Another pictures of Indian players celebrating with the trophy.

Indian players pose with the World Cup trophy.

Indian players pose with the World Cup trophy.

Tendulkar is carried by Yusuf Pathan after the final.

Tendulkar is carried by Yusuf Pathan after the final.

Indian players take a lap honour with Tendulkar waving the tri-colour at the Wankhede Stadium.

Indian players take a lap honour with Tendulkar waving the tri-colour at the Wankhede Stadium.

Dhoni celebrates with the World Cup trophy.

Dhoni celebrates with the World Cup trophy.

Indian cricket fans celebrate victory over Sri Lanka in Siliguri.

Indian cricket fans celebrate victory over Sri Lanka in Siliguri.

Tendulkar poses with the World Cup trophy in front of India Gate in Mumbai.

Tendulkar poses with the World Cup trophy in front of India Gate in Mumbai.

This is Dhoni's wife Sakshi's World Cup 2011 final ticket. It was later signed by Dhoni.

This is Dhoni's wife Sakshi's World Cup 2011 final ticket. It was later signed by Dhoni.

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