Cricket in India has a huge fan base. Indians celebrate cricket. We have witnessed many nail-biting finishes in the cricket history and much more to be witnessed. Cricket here is related closely to our emotions. Indian Cricket fans fast for their heroes to play and mark a win for India. There are tons and tons of memories and emotional moments in Indian cricket. Here are the Top 10 memorable and emotional moments in Indian Cricket History:
10. Yuvraj Six Sixes
The day when all the Indian fans went crazy. In 2007, on the first T20 world cup, Yuvraj went unstoppable. It was an India-England match at Kingsmead. Yuvraj blasted Stuart Boards over all over the fence. It was one of the most memorable moments for Indian Cricket fans.
9. T20 World Cup Win
The year 2007 witnessed the epic win as well. The first T20 world cup was won by India. In the finals, India faced Pakistan. Dhoni captained the Indian team for his first time and marked the epic win. The T20 World Cup Win is a memorable one as well.
8. India – England at Lords, 2002
England set a target of 321. India was 146/5 when Yuvraj and Kaif joined together to march towards the win. It was a nail-biting match and India won the match with 3 balls in hand and 2 wickets to spare. To celebrate the win Ganguly removed his shirt and was spinning it in joy. One of the most memorable match.
7. 2003 World Cup Finals
Under the captaincy of Ganguly, India reached the finals of WC 2013. India won the toss and choose to field first. Australia set a hard target for India to chase. Indians tried hard to win but not able to chase the target. Sachin who was the leading run scorer of the World cup got out in the first over. It was one of most Emotional Moments in Indian Cricket History.
6. 2011 WC Quarter Finals
In 2011 World Cup, the format was changed and top 8 teams were asked to battle in the knock out matches. India met Australia in their quarterfinals (Australia was the previous WC Champions). India fought hard and defeated Australia. Australians not only lost the match, they were knocked out of the tournament as well. This was one of the most Emotional Moments in Indian Cricket History.
5. 2013 Champions Trophy
After winning the 2011 World Cup, there was a huge expectation towards the upcoming Champions trophy in 2013. India beat England and won the 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni (Captain of Indian Team during that time) was praised as he was the captain to win all the three formats of World cup. It was one of the most memorable moment as well.
4. Sehwag and Rohit’s 200
After Sachin, It was Sehwag who conquered the milestone of 219 runs in a one day match. This record was broken by Rohit Sharma with his master class innings of 264 in a one day format. Rohit Sharma has hit 200 twice in the one day format. These innings are remarkable moments in Indian cricket history.
3. Sachin’s 200
“The first man on the planet to reach 200”, words from Ravi Shastri on Sachin’s 200 runs in 50-50 format. An emotional moment for all the cricket fans. He was the first man to do this. Many can break his records, but the history will always remember that he was the first man to reach 200.
2. 2011 World Cup
After 1983 world cup, India played in all other WC with the hope to win. Sachin waited for so long for his dream to come true. In 2011, It was India VS Sri Lanka playing in the finals of the world cup. Dhoni captained the side and hit the winning run to make India proud. The whole country started celebrating the win on this Big day. It was the most memorable and emotional moment for the Indian cricket fans.
1. Sachin’s Retirement
Everyone knows that this day will come but no one wanted it. Sachin is the God of Cricket. His records are still unbeatable and it will take another decade to break all his records. The most emotional moment for all the cricket fans in the world is his retirement. Fans from all over the world flew to India to see this man retire. The speech given by him broke all our hearts. Cricket fans were emotional and don’t want to see a match without Sachin but he has to go. Sachiin Sachiiinnn is always special. This is one of most Emotional Moments in Indian Cricket History.
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