Eight Years On - Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh And Zaheer Khan Take A Selfie

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It has been eight years since India's epic World Cup triumph at the iconic Wankhede stadium and still those memories are fresh in the minds of all the die-hard Cricket fans

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

It has been eight years since India's epic World Cup triumph at the iconic Wankhede stadium and still those memories are fresh in the minds of all the die-hard Cricket fans. After all, India were crowned World Champions after a long wait of 28 years. By the virtue of this victory, India also became the first nation to win the World Cup on home soil, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets.

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Three of the members who were a part of the Indian squad of that World Cup decided to come together on the same day of the triumph and the venue which witnessed it as the clock struck twelve. This image was posted on Twitter by Mumbai Indians.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan had a significant role to play in India's 2011 triumph. While Yuvraj was adjudged 'Player of the Tournament' of the showpiece event for his outstanding all-round performance. He had scored 362 runs and picked up 15 wickets. Zaheer Khan was India's best bower with 21 wickets and Sachin Tendulkar was India's best batsman with 482 runs in nine games. 

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The three of them mattered the most when the team needed them. Sachin scored vital half-centuries in the knockouts. He scored 53 in the quarterfinals against Australia which set up a good platform for India's run chase. He then went on to score 85 in the semifinal against arch-rivals Pakistan. In the same event, he had also completed 99 International centuries. Zaheer Khan was very outstanding in India's tied group game against England by getting rid of captain Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood. He also bowled three maidens in the final against Sri Lanka. Yuvraj grabbed the spotlight with his abilites with the bat, ball and on the field at a time when he was not in the best of health. His half-centuries in the games against Ireland and Netherlands bailed India out of trouble. He scored a match-winning century and was also among the wickets in the last group game against West Indies. His unbeaten 57 in the quarterfinals ended Australia's 12-year reign as World Champions. He was out for a golden duck in the semis against Pakistan but made up with the ball by sending back Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan.

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