It has been 11 years of 2011 Cricket World Cup Final and India lifted the World cup for the second time after 28 years under Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In 2011, India won the World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium. The Indian team won the global championship for the second time.
This World Cup was hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India was already seen as a strong contender for the title in home circumstances, and the same thing occurred. This world cup was won by India. Previously, Team India won the World Cup in 1983, captained by Kapil Dev. Here are some interesting facts about the 2011 World Cup.
India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka held the 2011 World Cup. Matches were held at a total of 13 stadiums. The majority of the matches were held in India.
The 2011 World Cup featured 14 different countries. All of the teams were split into two groups. Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Canada, and Kenya made up Group A. Teams from India, England, South Africa, Bangladesh, the West Indies, the Netherlands, and Ireland competed in Group B.
The 2011 World Cup included 49 matches in total. This was the highest figure in the World Cup’s history up to that point.
This world cup’s total prize money was 75.95 crores. Out of this, the winning team received 22.78 crores, while the runners-up received 11.39 crores.
Yuvraj Singh was named the tournament’s Man of the Match. In this competition, he was India’s fourth-highest run-scorer. More runs were scored by Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni than by him. At the same time, he was only second to Zaheer Khan in terms of wickets.
The viewers were taken aback when New Zealand’s squad advanced to the semi-finals although South Africa had already been eliminated. Everyone expected the African squad to make it at least to the semi-finals.
Virat Kohli shown in this World Cup what he will do in the future. Virat stepped out to bat three times in high-pressure situations and took full responsibility for India’s innings each time.
Sachin Tendulkar was competing in his sixth World Cup in the night of 2011 Cricket World Cup Final. From 1992 through 2011, he competed in six World Cups. Tendulkar has participated in the most World Cups.
In this event, Tillakaratne Dilshan (500), Sachin Tendulkar (482) and Kumar Sangakkara (465) scored the most runs. At the same time, Zaheer Khan and Shahid Afridi (21) got the most wickets, followed by Tim Southee (18) and Yuvraj Singh (15).
To reach the final, Sri Lanka overcame New Zealand by five wickets while India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs. After Gautam Gambhir’s excellent batting, India won the World Cup for the first time in 28 years thanks to Dhoni’s captaincy innings.
India became the first country in history to win the World Cup on its home turf after 2011 Cricket World Cup Final. No other country had ever accomplished such a feat before that. Following India, Australia and England accomplished the same accomplishment.