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The 2011 World Cup win was a momentous event for Indian cricket. After the 1983 World Cup triumph, it was the primary time that the Indian cricket group gained the 50-over marquee ICC event. Gautam Gambhir performed an vital half in that victory. He was the second-highest scorer for India within the 2011 World Cup with a tally of 393 runs in 9 matches. He scored 4 fifty-plus scores, together with his highest – 97 – coming within the ultimate in opposition to Sri Lanka. Gambhir top-scored for the MS Dhoni-led India within the ultimate and helped the group chase down a 275-run goal in 48.2 overs.
Gambhir has now revealed that forward of India’s semi-final in opposition to Pakistan, few senior gamers advised him that they “should take the dialog away from 1983.” The gamers have been referring to the exploits of the Kapil Dev-led Team India on the 1983 World Cup.
“Two or three senior gamers got here to me and mentioned ‘we have to win this event as a result of we now have to take the dialog away from 1983. We have to complete their factor off’,” Gambhir said in an interaction with The Indian Express.
“I mentioned I have never come right here to complete anybody. I have never come right here to shorten somebody’s line. I wish to win this to increase our line. If the media is giving them jobs from 1983 to 2011, that is the media’s downside, not ours. We have to win the World Cup as a result of we wish this nation to be completely satisfied. That is one thing which wants to vary sooner or later.”
After retiring from worldwide cricket in December, 2018, Gambhir entered politics and is a Lok Sabha MP. He can also be a part of Lucknow Supergiants’ help workers within the Indian Premier League.
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