Favourite World Cup memory: For Kashish Ray, it's India's 2011 victory on home soil

India's World Cup victory in 2011, which came after a long wait of 28 years, has most recall value for Kashish Ray.

Yuvraj Singh embraces Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he scores the winning runs in the 2011 World Cup final.   -  K.R. Deepak

Ravi Shastri marked the moment. "Dhoni finishes off in style," his voice on the television accompanied India's second World Cup win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.

That moment has the most recall value for me. This moment in cricket history has been immortalised in various videos, and even a film. India became the first team to win the World Cup on home soil. Also, it came after a long wait of 28 years following Kapil Dev's team lifting the trophy at Lord's in 1983.

What happened before and after that moment is also a part of many fond memories. Yuvraj Singh emerging the Player of the Series (even as cancer was ravaging his body), India's semifinal win against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar's tears after the final, the victory lap, and many more.

India's performance was dominant when it mattered and holds significant sentimental value for us fans.

The writer is a Class XI student of Modern Academy Senior Secondary School, Indirapuram.

 

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