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“Still Get Goosebumps”: Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina Reminisce About 2011 World Cup Win | Cricket News

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"Still Get Goosebumps": Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina Reminisce About 2011 World Cup Win | Cricket News

Former Indian middle-order batting mainstays Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh, who on this day played a crucial role in the Men in Blue’s ICC Cricket World Cup victory in 2011, reminisced about the historic title win that has gone down as the most iconic moment of the World Cup. Indian cricket in this century. On this day in 2011, India defeated Sri Lanka in a closely contested World Cup title match at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Yuvraj took to his social media account on ‘X’ and shared a video of some of the best moments of himself and the Indian team in the tournament.

“Reliving this feeling #CWC2011,” Yuvraj posted on X.

Raina also addressed X and said he still gets goosebumps when he thinks about the historic title win with a “great team”.

“Still get goosebumps when I think back to that historic moment in 2011 when we made incredible memories at the World Cup with a great team! #2011WorldCup #TeamIndia,” Raina tweeted.

Yuvraj was the ‘Player of the Tournament’ and delivered an unparalleled level of all-round performance. In nine matches he scored 362 runs in eight innings at an average of 90.5 and a strike rate of over 86. He scored a century and four fifties, with the best score of 113. He was the eighth highest run-getter in the competition. tournament. The all-rounder also finished as the fourth highest wicket-taker, with 15 scalps at an average of 25.13, with best figures of 5/31.

Raina, a vital part of the Indian middle order, was forced to play in four matches thanks to team combinations. He scored 74 runs in three innings at an average of 74.00. Although he started by scoring just four runs against West Indies in the last league match, Raina delivered when it mattered most, scoring 34* in 28 balls against Australia in the quarter-final, helping India chase 261 runs to win the to take down the defending champions. .

Later in the semi-finals, he scored a valuable 36* in 39 balls, helping India reach a match-winning total of 260/9 in the semi-finals against arch-rivals Pakistan. He also took a wicket.

En route to the title clash, Sri Lanka opted to bat first and reached 274/6, thanks to Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten century (113), knocks from skipper Kumar Sangakkara (48), Tillakaratne Dilshan (48) and Thisara Perera (22 *). . Zaheer Khan (2/60) and Yuvraj Singh (2/49) were the best bowlers for India.

In the chase, India initially struggled after the early dismissal of openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. Then, the knocks of Gautam Gambhir (97), Virat Kohli (35), MS Dhoni (91*) and Yuvraj Singh (21*) helped India secure a six-wicket win.

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