World Cup Glory And The Virat Kohli Era: Indian Cricket In The Decade Gone By

It was a decade of decadent for Indian cricket when the male team moved up new heights, with the test team that had particularly broken records and set new standards. From the world-in-the-facing stadium in 2011 to the test three years successively, the Indian cricket lovers still had a lot to rejoice in the past decade. The team also had a fair share of the low, but in general it would be fair to say that Indian cricket has become prominent in the past ten years.

Here is a glimpse of the highlights of Indian cricket during the decade.

The 2011 World Cup


In 2011 Cricket’s tournament returned to India, which gave the home team the greatest chance to achieve eventual glory since the heart strings of the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa. The 2007 World Championship played a disaster for India, as they went out early to defeats against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. MS Dhoni then had the task of leading the team and building the existing pillars of the team and added the youth, energy and athletics.

India started their 2011 campaign with a large number of Bangladesh co-hosts and won all their group games with an equally rash with England and a single defeat against South Africa. In the quarter-finals, YUGLUTTJ Singh’s All-round India India has propelled to the victory over Australia.

India has compromised the arch-enemies of Pakistan in the semi-finals. Sachin Tendulkar achieved a hit of 85 and despite the Wahab Riaz’s catch with five wickets, India achieved a total of 260/9. India had Pakistan with 231 bowled for a good bowling show and took them to the final.

India has come to Sri Lanka in the final in the Wanefs Stadium. Mahela Jayawardene scored a challenging century and gave India a terrifying target of 275.

India’s chase began to start ominous when they lost Virender Sehwag early. Tendulkar did not last very long, too. But then Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni had laid anchor and merged a stand of 109 runs before the former only three runs fell short of a historical century.

MS Dhoni, who promoted himself above the in-form YUGLUTTJ Singh for the match, played a lightning-fast knock from 91 from 79 deliveries, which at the highest stage proved that he ended as a deadly finish. Most appropriately, the captain struck a six time to take a famous victory, as India won the World Cup for the first time since 1983.

2013 Championship Etrofairy

Shikhar Dhawan displayed two centuries in three matches in the group phases, while India has knocked South Africa, Pakistan and West Indies in the tournament in England and Wales. Dhawan sailed for India again when they beat Sri Lanka in the semi-finals to discuss a place in the final against England.

The finals were shortened to a 20-overmatch and Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja helped India to a total of 129. India defended a low target and brought a dazzling show on the field to limit and win the home team to 124. The exciting final with only five runs. The tournament will be remembered as a showcase of India’s focus on fitness and athletics on the field, something that has determined the team for the rest of the decade.

Sachin Tendulkar offers farewell

After graduating from his 100th international century, Sachin Tendulkar eventually dropped the curtains on his career as cricketer. Tendulkar’s last match-a Test against West Indies on 16 November 2013-was played in the Defaulefs Stadium in Mumbai, his home field. He recorded 74 in his last knock, and when he was dismissed, he walked to slap. After his 200th test, Tendulkar delivered an emotional farewell speech at the end of the match. The legendary batsman has completed his career with 15.921 runs in tests with 51 centuries and 18.426 runs in ODI’s with 49 tons. He is still the highest points in Tests and ODI’s and has the record for most centuries in both formats.


Feed in, Virat Kohli

As a productive points of Sachin Tendulkar’s pedigree, it is expected that a replacement of that calibre will not be found soon. But wherever he stopped, Virat Kohli picked up. The o.19 winner of the World Cup in 2008 needed some time to establish him in the national team, but as soon as he got his feet, he also dropped an insatiable appetite for runs. Virat Kohli has ripped records about all formats of the game and makes the centuries of the score look easy.


In tests, Kohli collected 7 202 runs with 27 centuries. In ODI’s He made a total of 11609 runs, of which 11129 came in this decade. With 43 ODI centuries, only Sachin Tendulkar boasts more ODI-ton than he is. He also developed his game as a master birthday and boasts most of the centuries while he’s scattered ODI’s.

Kohli also took India to new heights in Test cricket after being taken over in 2014, while he also broke several individual records as captain.

Although he did not attain a century, he settled in the T20I’s, but he concluded the decade with the highest number of runs in the shortest format of the match, along with Landfellow Rohit Sharma.

Testing override

In the last half of the decade, India has grown to a dominant power in Test cricket and won the ICC test mass in 2017 and has been preserved since then. While Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara piled up most runs to India, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rose up and especially had to terrorize terrorist teams. A further factor in the rise of India in the longest format of the game, was the focus on hot bowlers winning matches, and with an arsenal of Jaspride Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Muhammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav, now, India has a significant pace Threat.