The past decade has been a blessing for India as we witnessed many stupefying and mind-boggling moments in the field of different sports.
Let’s have a look at those stunning moments that has made the last decade amazing-
M.S. Dhoni’s winning six in the 2011 World Cup final
Billions of people held their breath in suspense as Mahendra Singh Dhoni took up the responsibility and came up the order before Yuvraj Singh, who later was handed the Man of the Tournament for his amazing scoresheet in the tournament. India’s 28 years of the long wait for a World Cup win was finally over as the courageous decision by Captain Cool proved right that night at the Wankhede Stadium. As Nuwan Kulasekara came to bowl in the last over of that exciting final, it was M.S Dhoni who was the hero, hitting a huge six to the stands and the celebration started.
P.V. Sindhu’s World Championship Victory in Basel
P.V Sindhu turned India’s dream into reality with her power-packed performance. After she bounced back from the edge of the champion Tai Tzu-Ying, the top seed from Chinese Taipei during the quarter-finals and also dominated the Chinese Chen Yufei in the semi-finals, and finally displayed her best against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, as the final turned out to be a mind-boggling performance from Sindhu as she took revenge for the loss suffered in the 2017 title clash.
Dipa Karmakar Finishing Fourth at the Rio Olympics
Dipa Karmakar was a significant contribution for putting India Gymnastic on the global stage after she entered the record books by being the first Indian to book a berth at the Rio Games 2016. She almost made it to the podium but unfortunately fell short by a whisker. She became the fifth woman to perform the extremely tough and risky Produnova vault, but sadly she missed out on bronze by just 0.150 points. But she is extremely courageous to overcome this disappointment by clinching the gold at the World Challenge Cup, in Turkey, in 2018. In 2014, she bagged the bronze medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Hiroshima Asian Championships in 2015, which also happens to be first for India.
Viswanathan Anand winning the World Rapid Chess Championship
Pulled off with a truly remarkable feat and became the World Rapid Chess Champion at Riyadh on 28th December, the 48-year-old Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, the genius from Chennai with his amazing performance, made it smoothly. He first defeated Carlsen earlier in the tournament, and when he finished in a three-way at the top. In the tie-breaker, he defeated Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev for an unforgettable moment in the history of Indian sport.
Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th Hundred in the International Cricket –
It was Dhaka’s Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, India vs Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, and the whole stadium was in anticipation as the legend, Sachin Tendulkar was on 99th international hundreds and was on his way for the 100th. Tendulkar finally made it his 100th Hundred, scoring 114, as the fans witnessed a historic moment.