new Delhi: Tomorrow will be a full 10 years for India’s second World Cup victory. India won the match by 6 wickets thanks to 97 runs of Gautam Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir) and unbeaten 91 of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) in the final played against Sri Lanka on 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. However, Gambhir, the hero of this victory, believes that that victory is now a long time and people should stop thinking about it.
‘Time for Indian cricket to move forward’
Speaking to PTI, Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir) said, ‘It doesn’t look like this is tomorrow. At least it is not so with me. It has now passed 10 years. I am not a person who looks back and looks too much. Of course it was a proud moment, but now it is time for Indian cricket to move forward. Now the time has come that we should win the next World Cup at the earliest.
‘It was the responsibility to win the World Cup’
Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir) believes that people should not be too keen on the World Cup victories of the past as the players who participated in the tournament did their best and did so under their professional responsibility. Gambhir said, ‘In 2011, we did not do anything that we should not have done. We were selected to play in the World Cup, we had to win the World Cup. When we were selected, we were not just selected to play in the tournament, we were down to win.
‘If you win the World Cup of 2015 or 2019, you become super power’
He said, ‘If we had won the 2015 or 2019 World Cup, India would have been considered a super power in world cricket. It has been 10 years and we have not won any other World Cup. So, I am not too keen on the achievements of the past. Gambhir said, ‘If I scored 97, then I was chosen to make this run. Zaheer Khan’s job was to get wickets. We had to do our work. Whatever we did on April 2, did not do anyone a favor.
Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir) said, ‘I don’t understand why people look back and look at the top moments of 1983 or 2011. Yes, it is nice to talk about it or it is okay. We won the World Cup but it is always good to move forward instead of looking back.