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World Cup was won by the entire Indian team: Gautam Gambhir irked by ‘obsession’ with MS Dhoni six

Written by Sumit Seth

World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir took to social media to hit out at the ‘obsession’ with MS Dhoni’s famous winning six, saying the tournament was won with the contributions of the entire Indian team and the support staff.

On the 9th anniversary of India’s World Cup win, Gambhir was irked by a post from a cricket website that highlighted MS Dhoni’s winning six.

Gautam Gambhir was India’s go-to-man in World Cup finals. Be it to the 2007 T20 World Cup final wherein he hit a crucial fifty in a low-scoring thriller against Pakistan or steering the ship in a tricky chase in the 2011 World Cup final, Gambhir stepped up when the team needed someone to deliver.

Gautam Gambhir’s 97 in the World Cup 2011 final came when India were chasing a tricky total of 275 at the Wankhede Stadium. The pressure was immense on the Indian side which was battling not just the Sri Lankan bowling attack but also the expectations from billions at home.

India’s chase got off to a horror start as they lost Virender Sehwag in the very 1st over. Sachin Tendulkar showed glimpses of brilliance but his stay was cut short by Lasith Malinga who got the batting great for 18, silencing the Wankhede crowd.

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