While spectators around the globe eagerly await the clash of titans at the 2023 ODI World Cup, let us revisit some of the most iconic moments in the Indian men's cricket team's WC history
After a blockbuster 2019 edition that saw a nail-biting finale which is still etched in cricket lovers' minds, it's time now for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. With the World Cup being held here in India this time, fans are abuzz with excitement as the quadrennial tournament approaches its much-anticipated kick-off on October 5 (matches can be viewed free on mobile on Disney+Hotstar). While spectators around the globe eagerly await the clash of titans, there's no better time to revisit some of the most iconic moments in the Indian men's cricket team's World Cup history. (Full Coverage | Schedule | Streaming | Cricket News)
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MS Dhoni's WC-Winning Six In 2011
It was the night when millions of dreams converged at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. MS Dhoni, with his calm demeanour, hit the winning six against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final. The image of him raising his arms remains eternally framed in our memories.
India’s First WC Win In 1983
India's historic first World Cup win occurred in 1983 when Kapil Dev led the team to victory against the West Indies in the final match. Kapil Dev's remarkable 175 and the team's spirited performance laid the foundation for India's cricketing glory on the world stage.
Chetan Sharma's Hat-Trick In 1987 WC
In the 1987 Cricket World Cup, Chetan Sharma etched his name in history by taking the first-ever World Cup hat-trick for India against New Zealand. His impeccable bowling skills made this feat a cherished moment for Indian cricket fans.
India’s First T20I WC Win In 2007
In the inaugural ICC T20I World Cup in 2007, India triumphed by defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final. India scored 157/5 in their 20 overs, with Gautam Gambhir top-scoring with 75 runs. Pakistan, in response, managed 152/7 in 20 overs. India won by 5 runs, securing their first-ever T20I World Cup victory in a pulsating encounter.
Ganguly and Dravid's Record-Breaking WC Partnership In 1999
In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid created history by combining for the highest-ever partnership in World Cup history. Their incredible partnership of 318 runs against Sri Lanka showcased remarkable batting prowess and remains etched in cricketing folklore as one of the most iconic moments of the tournament.
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