India’s victory at the 2011 Cricket World Cup ended its 10th anniversary on April 2, 2021. It was the Indian skipper who seized the opportunity on the night of the final with an unbeaten shot of 91 races on only 79 balls after the opening round of batsman Gautam Gambhir. of 97 tracks ensuring stability. On the 10th anniversary of the epic World Cup victory, Gulf Oil India released a one-of-a-kind video featuring former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni speaking to his young self.
As soon as the video came out on Friday, around 3 p.m. IST, it went viral where the young Dhoni from 2005 posed a few questions to today’s Dhoni, who were happy to answer them.
The video begins with MS Dhoni congratulating the youngster for winning the ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series’ awards in his debut series for his sensational 183 * shot against Sri Lanka. Dhoni said it was not easy to beat 46 overs after keeping 50 overs. The younger responded by saying that the wicket was flat and consistency was key. To which senior Dhoni responded by saying it’s the real challenge of being desperate to perform in every opportunity you get to play for your country.
India were 7-1 in 0.5 overs chasing a 299-point goal against Sri Lanka, which the opposition achieved thanks to Kumar Sangakkara’s 138-point innings. Dhoni came in at No.3 and belted 15 fours and 10 sixes to finish with 183 unbeaten on just 145 balls to help India continue the total with 23 balls remaining.
After which the younger Dhoni asked the seasoned activist about his favorite sleeves, to which he responded by saying “the final rounds of the 2011 World Cup”. Dhoni, who has had a lean patch throughout the tournament led his team forward by strolling over the competition’s best Indian player, Yuvraj Singh, at No.5. And, he said that the he excitement of ending this match with a six off Nuwan Kulasekara was something else.
Senior Dhoni also explained the importance of sacrifice and how it should be the top priority to excel at the highest level. Not just the batting number, but also the soft drinks and the butter chicken to stay consistent and disciplined. Then the youngest asked if he was giving up all of his favorite activities, including cycling. The experienced denied saying he would never give up on that front as he has all of his 80 bikes with him, including the first one which he says is still working.
The video was part of a promotional campaign by Gulf oil company #GulfDhonixDhoni following India’s 10-year outright victory.
Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year on Independence Day, 2019 will now be seen as the Chennai Super Kings as he leads the men in yellow in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).