On the auspicious occasion of the 13th anniversary of India’s historic victory in the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup, Sakshi Dhoni, the wife of iconic cricketer MS Dhoni, took to social media to share a touching anecdote, encapsulating the essence of the momentous event.

Sakshi Dhoni’s touching tribute

The 2011 World Cup, held in India, marked a watershed moment in the nation’s cricketing history as Dhoni led the Indian team to a resounding victory against Sri Lanka in the final match on April 2, 2011. Remembered for Dhoni’s iconic six that clinched the title, the triumph holds a special place in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

In a heartfelt post, Sakshi expressed her gratitude towards the unwavering support of fans throughout the years. Accompanied by a captivating collage featuring Dhoni, including moments with the World Cup trophy and the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, Sakshi’s post resonated with sentiments of appreciation and reverence.

“Marking 2nd April – Well-wishers and supporters have always generously showered blessings. To top it all, God has been kind!” wrote Sakshi in the caption, reflecting on the enduring significance of April 2nd in their lives.

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Reliving the 2011 World Cup final

The 2011 World Cup final, a clash between two Asian giants, witnessed a riveting contest as Sri Lanka set a formidable target of 275 runs, propelled by Mahela Jayawardene‘s sublime century. However, India showcased resilience, with Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan making crucial breakthroughs to contain the opposition.

India’s chase began with adversity as Virender Sehwag fell early, followed by the departure of Sachin Tendulkar. Nonetheless, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir steadied the ship with a pivotal partnership, laying the foundation for Dhoni’s masterstroke.

As Dhoni joined Gambhir in the middle, their partnership flourished, with both batters notching vital half-centuries. Gambhir’s departure for a valiant 97 left the stage set for Dhoni, who etched his name in cricketing folklore with an unbeaten 91, culminating in the iconic six that sealed India’s triumph.

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