ICC World 2011 was the second ODI World Cup that team India captured. MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir & Yuvraj Singh played a key role in ICC World Cup 2011 Final against Shri Lanka. MS Dhoni promoted himself up in that particular match up, replacing Yuvraj Sing’s position.
“I knew most of the bowlers of Sri Lanka as they were part of the Chennai Super Kings earlier. I promoted myself because Muralitharan was bowling at that time. I have played him a lot in the CSK nets and I was confident that I will be able to score runs freely against him,” Dhoni has revealed the reason for promoting himself while talking to TOI.
“That was one of the main reasons why I pushed myself up the order during the final,” Dhoni further said.
The occasion for this particular talk was the inauguration of his first residential cricket academy. The newest academy is the joint venture of SGR Sports Foundation, Arca Sports and Gaikwad-Patil Group.