India and Sri Lanka team were face to face in the final match of World Cup 2011 at the Wankhede Stadium. When the Indian team needed just 4 runs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit Nuwan Kulasekara’s ball for a huge six over long-on that crowned the Indian Team as world champions. Gautam Gambhir also played a crucial inning of 97 runs.
Gautam Gambhir vents out his frustration on Cricinfo’s post.
Yesterday, it has completed it’s 9 years. On this occasion, ESPN Cricinfo shared a photo of Dhoni‘s six and wrote in the caption, “On this day in 2011, the shot that sent millions of Indians into jubilation.” Gautam Gambhir, who was part of the same team, was badly furious with this post. He took a screenshot of the post and vent out his frustration through his tweet.
“Just a reminder: @ESPNcricinfo: #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX.”
Gambhir in his won style told Cricinfo that they should stop their obsession with that Dhoni six. They should talk about the contributions of the whole team. Gambhir came at a crucial moment in the match and played a match-winning knock of 97 runs. His knock was very crucial in the context of the game.
Gambhir played crucial innings in the World Cup 2011 Finals.
After the dismissals of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in that World Cup final match, Gautam Gambhir took the responsibility and tried to play till the end. However, he was out after scoring 97 runs. With that, Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an unbeaten 91 runs in that match.
But as it was destined to happen, just as Gautam tweeted, there was a surge from the MS Dhoni fans. In no time there were thousands of replies in his tweet. Fans started to have divided opinions about his tweet. Soon his tweet became viral.
ESPN Cricinfo Editor in Chief gives a strong reply to Gambhir’s tweet.
However, the ESPN Cricinfo Editor in Chief Mr. Sambit Bal gave the finest reply to his tweet. He said that a cricket match is rarely won by just one man, but some instances become iconic. MS Dhoni’s six was one such instance.
“Without doubt Gautam, you were the real man of the match, and we certainly know that a cricket match is rarely won by one man. It’s just that some images become iconic, just like Kapil Dev holding the trophy in 1983. That’s how sporting memory works,” Sambit Bal replied.
Gambhir has always shown his frustration for the fact that Dhoni gets more credit for that World Cup win. Frankly, MS Dhoni played a captain’s knock in the finals and finished the match for the side. However, Gautam Gambhir contributed a lot in winning the final. India could finally end their 28 years drought of not winnings the World Cup due to Gambhir’s innings.