I belong to a World Cup winning nation! INDIA!!

You know is it something special, when SACHIN TENDULKAR, after spending 21 years of his life as GOD, declares this to be the THE PROUDEST moment of his life!

The feeling is yet to sink in. It still seems to be a dream. It is infact a dream. A dream that has come true. It is no doubt THE BEST moment of my life. No superlatives can express the feeling.

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People say this is after 28 years that we have won the world cup. But for my generation, it’s the first time! I have faint memories of 1999 world cup when Tendulkar lost his father, came back to India, but rejoined the squad and scored a century in the immediate match. I remember the 2003 final where even the heart was refusing to give any chance to India against the mighty Aussies and with Tendulkar’s wicket, it was all over. And lets just forget the 2007.

This time around in 2011, not only did the 1.21 billion people dreamed the World Cup for India, but also for their GOD. And last night, they all lived their dream.

With the target of 275, the stage was all set for Sachin’s 100th 100. But when he got out, it was a heartbreak and hopes began to fade. But credit to Gauti to Mahi for soaking up the pressure and giving us this euphoric triumph. On 2nd ball of 49th over, Dhoni, not only the ball, but sent the whole nation to a flyer!

The feeling at that moment was beyond any words. We all were jumping, dancing, hugging each other, shouting and it was just the beginning of the party! The images on the roads were unbelievable. People were dancing over their cars, on the bikes. Screaming!! Chanting INDIA INDIA!! The decibel level was deafening. All the roads were blocked. The dhols were beating, the beer was flowing and people were going mad! A police car came and people made those policewallas also dance!!

It was the BIGGEST PARTY EVER ON PLANET EARTH with 1.21 billion people going mad on the tunes of 10 players and 1 God.

Thank You Dhoni & Co. for giving us this World Cup.


Author: sarthakg

A terrible dancer, an abrasive singer and a Chartered Accountant, Sarthak Goyal has been penning his mind through the blog ‘Something. Nothing. Everything’ since 2009. In whatever little time he gets away from sleep, he works for his venture, DTHConnect.com.

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