Team India waited for 28 long years to get it's hand on the coveted 'Cup of Joy' but it was the Master Blaster's wait of 20 years that drove Dhoni's men to give in their best and win the Cricket World Cup 2011 Championship. One year on, here's taking a look back at the historic moment.
Their joy was beyond measure. Captain Dhoni was a proud man who stood firm on his decisions, decisions that steered team India to a memorable victory.
The World Cup win was for Sachin Tendulkar, an emotional Gautam Gambhir said after the historic victory in World Cup finals against Sri Lanka.
The young force in the team was been a great anchor and played a pivotal role in clinching the victory.
All for this one man! The Master Blaster said it was the proudest moment of his life! He got his hands on the trophy after six World Cup tournaments and 20 years!
The team dedicated the trophy to him, he who truly deserves it and yes, the tears of joy that rolled down his cheeks said it all to us!
The man of the moment. Sachin expressed his gratitude to his home-crowd.
It wasn't just the 32,00 odd people present at the Wankhade stadium who prayed for Team India to win the cup for Sachin but millions of his fans across the globe pitched in, in their own unique manner.
Also seen in this picture, Sachin's daughter Sarah and the 'coveted cup'.
They were the future then and are not firmly, the present. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina hold the cup in their hands and what a moment for them it was - a proud victory in their very first World Cup tournament.
They were brave, agile, aggressive and aware - aware that the onus of the future World Cups lies on them.
Raise it higher boys! They truly deserved to do so, after all they silenced their critics and became the 'Invincible World Champs!'
Joyous moments in the dressing room were accompanied by emotional ones like these. Former teammate Anil Kumble holding the trophy.
Sachin 'Humble' Tendulkar or Sachin 'Generous' Tendulkar, call him what you want but you can't do justice to his magnanimity.
The Master Blaster holds 'The Cup of Joy' with one of his most loyal fans, giving him one of the most joyous moments of his life too.
Yes We Did It.... The Blue Camp that is felt anything but blue after beating Sri Lanka in the final match!
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