5 Memorable Moments in Indian World Cup History


The stage is set, the players are giving their
best and you are already watching the fierce battle for the 2019 ODI World Cup. Team India boasts of two World Cup titles,
one from 1983 and the most recent one in 2011. Riding on the back of the stellar form of
the top three batsmen and a formidable bowling attack, India is playing for the 2019 ICC
Cricket World Cup as one of the favorites for winning the tournament. Here, we recount some of the golden moments
in India’s World Cup journey. Before we begin, click the Subscribe button
if you haven’t and hit the bell icon to be a part of our notification squad. Today, we are counting down our picks for
5 most memorable moments in Indian World cup history. 5 Ashish Nehra’s 6-Wicket Haul (2003) In 2003 WC, Ashish Nehra astounded everyone
with his speed against England, consistently bowling at 90 mph. Nehra bowled so close to the stumps over-the-wicket
that his sleeve often brushed the umpires. He was on song against the Englishmen, finishing
with career-best figures of 6/23. This was Nehra’s first six-wicket haul in
One-dayers. Nehra’s guru, the noted coach Tarak Sinha
of Delhi’s Sonnet Club, revealed that Nehra’s delivery stride was shortened to help generate
speed and prevent undue strain on his slender body. The frail young man would not be taken lightly
anymore. 4 Kapil Dev Scores 175* Against Zimbabwe (1983) The 1983 World Cup was a golden chapter in
Kapil Dev’s glittering career. In one of the matches, Zimbabwe blew away
the top of the Indian batting and left them tottering at 17/5. Indian skipper Kapil Dev launched one of the
most ferocious assaults imaginable. He single-handedly took the Zimbabwean bowling
apart and scored a mammoth 175 not out to help India into the semifinals. His 6 sixes and 16 fours enabled India to
finish on 266/8 in their 60 overs. Zimbabwe fought on but Kapil captured the
last wicket, clinching victory by 31 runs, an amazing Man-of-the-Match effort by a true
great. 3 Ganguly And Dravid Post The Biggest Partnership
In Wc History (1999) While others found it difficult to score a
century in the 1999 World Cup, Indian batsmen reeled them off. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly reached the
pinnacle of partnerships in all One-day Internationals when India met the trophy holders, Sri Lanka. The duo posted 318 runs and created history. Dravid set the early pace with a flurry of
brilliant strokes. Ganguly picked up the cue later and launched
a blistering attack. It was a show of brilliant timing. Dravid became the second batsman in the World
Cup to carve back-to-back centuries. With Ganguly also scoring a hundred, this
was the third instance of two batsmen hitting tons in the same World Cup innings. 2 India Lifts The World Cup Trophy (1983) The third edition of the World Cup in 1983
opened on a positive note for India. Led by the supercharged skipper Kapil Dev,
India went for the kill. All the ‘Kapil’s Devils’ contributed
with the bat, and the bowlers ensured that nobody would get even closer to the trophy. On the big day at Lord’s, the opponents
were the near-invincible West Indies. India could only post a total of 183 runs
in 54.4 overs. But India bowled and fielded fiercely to bundle
the West Indies for 140 and lifted the World Cup for the first time ever. There was a veritable procession, and the
team celebrated a famous victory. 1 Dhoni Wins The World Cup With A Six (2011) Such was the noise at the Wankhede Stadium
for the World Cup 2011 final that nobody could hear skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s call correctly
at the toss and the coin had to be flipped again. Sri Lanka put up a total of 274 runs. During the Indian innings, Captain Cool was
on a mission as he promoted himself up the order and finished the game in a way only
he could. With 5 runs to get in two overs, Dhoni casually
lofted the ball above long-on into the stands. He returned triumphant with 91 off 79 balls
comprised of 8 fours and 2 sixes. The shot went down in history as it ended
India’s 28-year wait to bring the World Cup back home. Dhoni lifted the Cup; the joyous teammates
hoisted Tendulkar. Kohli remarked famously: “He has carried
the burden of the nation for 21 years. It was time we carried him.” So, these were our picks for 5 memorable moments
in the history of India’s World cup cricket. Let’s hope to see more such moments for India
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