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Watch the 2011 World Cup Final highlights – India vs SL played at Wankhede Mumbai on April 2
Scoreline: Sri Lanka 274/6 – Mahela 103 no (88), Sangakkara 48 (67), Kulasekara 32 (30), Dilshan 33 (49) | Yuvraj 10-49-2
India win in 48.2 – MS Dhoni 91 no (79), Gambhir 97 (122), Kohli 35 (49) | Malinga 9-42-2
Muttiah Muralitharan retires from international cricket
Qn 1: Why is Mahela so rarely referred to as a modern great.
Absolutely no idea.
Qn 2: Why didn’t Sachin score his 100th 100. That too at Mumbai?
HE works in mysterious ways, and chooses when and where he descends onto earth. Today, he chose to let his disciples do his work. After all, it’s the message that’s important, not the form.
But seriously, if you’re not Indian and can’t understand why Tendulkar is a national obsession, just have a listen to some of the postmatch interviews and you might get a feel of why him having a World Cup is as important as the team having one.
Great to see the return of Dhoni’s signature big-hit-to-end-a-chase. He’d put it away a few years back after getting out to it.
Additional: Recently, Sunil Gavaskar said something like – “For too long now, a lot of the old players have been talking about the 1983 win. It’s time for someone else.”