On this day: MS Dhoni 'finishes off in style' as India win 2nd ICC World Cup in 2011

Dhoni finishes off in style! A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift

On this day: MS Dhoni 'finishes off in style' as India win 2nd ICC World Cup in 2011

Dhoni finishes off in style! A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift

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On this day: MS Dhoni 'finishes off in style' as India win 2nd ICC World Cup in 2011

Dhoni finishes off in style! A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" Player-turned-commentator-turned-headcoach Ravi Shastri has left an indelible print onto the minds of Indian cricket fans with his finishing touches during the 2011 World Cup final when MS Dhoni hit the winning six to win the trophy for his side.

Shastri's high-pitched words will continue to ring in the ears of Indians for times to come. It was Shastri's "Remember the name" moment and we are all thankful for it. After all, April 2, 2011 is a hallowed day in Indian cricket and Shastri's commentary that day remains as closely associated with the memories as the actual action - be it Dhoni's six or Lasith Malinga's opening burst.

28 years. That's how long it took for India to win their 2nd ICC World Cup trophy after threatening to cross the finish line on a number of previous occasions - only to falter at a crucial juncture of the tournament.

A whole generation of cricketers had arrived, played and hung their boots in that amount of time. However, when it arrived, a billion hearts ebbed and flowed in unison with the thousands who thronged the streets across the country, including the ones who were witnessing it at the Wankhede, especially the players themselves.

The celebrations would go long into the night and pour over the following few days allowing Indian fans a rare 4-year-period of bragging rights. It was a joyous day indeed. But also quite a nervous one - especially for billions of Indians across the world.

The match didn't start on a great note for India as Dhoni lost the toss and his opposite number Kumar Sangakkara had no hesitation in opting to bat first. But fast bowler Zaheer Khan soon lifted Indian spirits by getting rid of Upul Tharanga in the 7th over. When Harbhajan Singh removed the dangerous TM Dilshan 10 overs later, India still had the match in their grips with Sri Lanka having just touched 60. Sangakkara then forged a solid 62-run stand for the 3rd wicket with another legend Mahela Jayawardene.