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On 8th anniversary of World Cup 2011 final, Mumbai Indians post selfie featuring Sachin, Zaheer and Yuvraj

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Eight years ago, on April 2, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, Indian cricket team scripted history by becoming the first team to win a World Cup title as hosts. In front of a jam-packed crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, Dhoni and his men defeated Kumar Sangakkara-led Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to enter their name in history books.

On the 8th anniversary of India’s World Cup triumph, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians shared a special selfie which featured Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh.

“India’s leading run-getter. Leading wicket-taker. Man of the Tournament. As the clock strikes 12, three members from India’s 2011 World Cup winning side reunite for a selfie on the same day in the same city,” Mumbai Indians tweeted from their official Twitter account.

All three cricketers had a major role to play in India’s title-winning campaign. While Zaheer was the joint highest-wicket taker with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi with 21 wickets, the Master Blaster was India’s highest run-scorer with 482 runs in 9 matches. Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs from 8 matches and also claimed 15 wickets, was adjudged Man of the Series for his heroics.

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