Yesterday marked the Indian cricket team’s 9 year anniversay of their second ICC Cricket World Cup win, happened all the way back on 2nd April 2011. Taking on Sri Lanka in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India clinched a staggering chase victory, marking their second title after their maiden 1983 world cup trophy. Such a prestigious moment was remembered by Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, as he took it to social media to make a tributary post. However, the post got a backlash from none other than the country’s cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh, as Shastri failed to mention two match winning players from the final- himself and the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni!
The Final saw India chasing down a target of 275, as Dhoni and Yuvraj remained on the 22 yards till the end. With a dominating six wicket victory, it marked India’s second title win of the glorious cricketing tournament.
Ravi Shastri’s post- a clip of the final six struck by MS Dhoni, with Yuvi on the non striking end- is what shook the whole Indian population on that day. The coach tweeted the clip with the message: “Many Congratulations Guys! Something you will cherish all your life. Just like we from the 1983 group #WorldCup2011″
However, he only tagged Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in the post, leaving out Dhoni and Yuvraj, who’s partnership towards the end of the chase was crucial behind the Men in Blue’s victory in the final in Mumbai.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 2, 2020
It was surprising to see Shastri not mentioning Yuvi, the Player of the Tournament, or Dhoni’s who’s match winning six brought India the glorious moment, in his post. However, it was just the opportunity Yuvraj needed to pull a witty jab towards his mentor.
Although thanking the coach for the congratulatory tweet, the 38 year old all rounder had a subtle touch of humour in his reply: “Thanks senior ! U can tag me and mahi also we were also part of it 😂“
Thanks senior ! U can tag me and mahi also we were also part of it 😂
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2020
With an astounding average score of 90.50, Yuvraj finished the world cup with 362 runs out of 9 matches, along with an equally impressive spell with the ball- picking up a total of 15 wickets.
Dhoni, who won the Player of the Match award in the final, landed a swashbuckling 91 runs from 79 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes.