When Team India play against Pakistan without having food in world cup 2011 semifinal - Newztezz Online


Thursday, July 21, 2022

When Team India play against Pakistan without having food in world cup 2011 semifinal

Whenever Team India has a cricket match with Pakistan team, then the enthusiasm of the cricket fans of both the countries has been worth seeing. 11 years ago, Team India won the ICC World Cup trophy under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Under Dhoni's leadership, Team India ended the 28-year wait. The final match was with Sri Lanka, in which Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni achieved a historic victory on the back of the stormy batting. The semi-final match was against Pakistan. The semi-final match was also very interesting. The special thing was that the players of Team India had come on the field to play this match on an empty stomach.

Sachin played a half-century innings

Before the final, the semi-final match was very important for India as the team was facing arch-rivals Pakistan. Team India played with full force and defeated Pakistan by 29 runs. In this match, Sachin Tendulkar scored a half-century and was made the man of the match. But for this match, Indian players had done a lot of penance and sacrifice. Suresh Raina, a former cricketer and a part of the team at that time, had revealed the full story related to this match in an interview.

Due to this he could not eat food

Raina had told that Team India had defeated Pakistan in the semi-final match of 2011 World Cup without eating food. The team had many great batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar was also a mentor then. Raina had told, 'There was a lot of security in that match. The Prime Ministers of both the countries also came to watch the match. Food was not available due to security. Then Sachin paaji said that who will eat food here, eat two bananas or whatever and if we want to defeat Pakistan then let's eat Pakistan.

The players were unable to have lunch

, the then Team India manager Ranjib Biswal had also told in an interview about this that Team India was to play the semi-final match against Pakistan in Mohali, in which the Prime Ministers of both the countries had also reached. Team India's bus could not reach the stadium on time due to the presence of security personnel and security protocol, due to which Team India could not have lunch. At the same time, due to the time of the match, all the players decided to enter the field without eating anything, but I immediately ran towards the VIP area and brought whatever fruits I found and distributed it among the players.

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