(Juhi Aishwary, Intern Journalist): The day of April 2, 2011, in Indian cricket history became immortal, because, on this day, Team India won the ODI World Cup title for the second time under the leadership of MS Dhoni. In this World Cup season, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final which looked unbeatable. This match was quite exciting, but just before the match started, a big controversy had arisen during the toss. This match was tossed twice and this is not usually the case.
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara was in the final match and he told that what happened after that was tossed twice. Sangakkara recalled that the match said that MS Dhoni could not hear my voice only because the audience present at the Wankhede Stadium was making a lot of noise.
Talking about the toss controversy, Sangakkara said that Mahi had tossed the coin and I had a call. After that Dhoni was not completely sure what I said. They asked me if you said Tales. I replied to Dhoni that I called him head. After this, the match referee also said that I have won the toss. Then Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that no..No..No..You didn’t say that, there is some confusion here. Then Mahi said that let’s toss one more time and after that, it was tossed again. Sangakkara told all these things while talking to R Ashwin on the live Instagram chat.
Sri Lanka lost even after winning the toss in this final match. He said that if Mahi had won the toss, he would probably have batted first and then the story would have been different. It was probably my luck that if I won the toss, if Dhoni won the toss, India would bat first and we would chase. Describing the loss in the final, he said that Angelo Mathews’ injury was a great impact on the team. Because of them, we landed on the field with 6 – 5 Combinational. If they were not born, our Combinational would be 7-4.
He said that Mathews’ injury was a big setback for the team and his absence had an impact on the team’s result. Apart from this, Sangakkara said that we also missed a lot of catches in the final match. Not only this, the changes we made in the team was part of our strategy, but it proved to be the turning point.