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India win, but Mumbai loses

Jaideep, Gokul and Andy Zaltzman sum up their thoughts about the 2011 World Cup (00:00)

April 3, 2011

Posted by aerosparks on (April 5, 2011, 17:08 GMT)

I guess the world cup of 1983 was important for what our team is today but the win is even more important because of 2 reasons. history said that no team can win on home turf but we are the first to do so and the then 1983 team didn't have any pressure to deal with like the young Indian team faces now in every match they play.

Posted by samlala on (April 4, 2011, 17:33 GMT)

this was the best world cup

Posted by mysticmind.ssk on (April 4, 2011, 10:16 GMT)

Correction (time : 4: 18 - 4: 25) It is not the second time but a third time that a team chasing a score has won a world cup finals.You seem to remember the moments of 1983 world cup for a comparison to the current victory but easily forget the successful run chases during 1996 and 1999 world cups. Also you guys try too hard to be different from other commentators of cricket. Bringing emotions and your uniqueness as being fans of cricket rather than the love towards it. Remember comparisons of victories and personalities are inevitable, but you need to avoid them. It was shocking to see you'll compare one generation of victorious team to another generation. Being a fan of cricket is a responsibility which needs to be wisely used but not a tool to demonstrate your own personal opinions and conclusions based on a few incidents. Please take a leaf out of Harsha Bhogle's book before venturing ahead on any more episodes. I was a great fan of your earlier work but now gravely saddened.

Posted by   on (April 4, 2011, 5:51 GMT)

Maximum Footage after the match ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Wonderful moments Captured ....!!!

Posted by blade_pakkiri on (April 4, 2011, 4:17 GMT)

It was good to see India winning the world cup, but the hype generated by the Indian media and the endless stream of nonsense and near illiterate comments by the multitudes on the comments section of cricinfo nearly turned me away from supporting India during the finals.

Posted by   on (April 4, 2011, 1:08 GMT)

Surprisingly caustic assessment of the Mumbai crowds I thought. All the images that I have seen are of fans celebrating the victory. Why sully it with a rather pessimistic assessment!

Posted by   on (April 3, 2011, 17:48 GMT)

Must watch for Cricket Connoisseurs!!!

Posted by arunraj_5678 on (April 3, 2011, 17:34 GMT)

just a question...How do you people celebrate??

Posted by   on (April 3, 2011, 17:13 GMT)

The comments on the Mumbai crowd is worth taking note of - the absence of grace in victory.

Posted by   on (April 3, 2011, 16:21 GMT)

Can't believe I just found this - at the end of the tournament! Nevertheless, saw some of the videos, LOVED this one! I was stunned at the hype media has given to the final, and how somehow we just turned a deaf ear to the 'sledging' that we ourselves do and not spared a thought to being mindful of fans' sentiments from other countries, and how some of us have been extremely 'unsportive' about it. In my opinion, the spirit of the game is lost when we get down to demeaning the opposition and making 'uncalled for' comments'. As you say, we may have won on the field, but off the field, I think we still have some learning to do and develop some grace. Hats off to Afridi and Sangakkara on being true 'sportsmen'! And to Jaideep and Gokul too - your video blog was a refreshing change and hope there's more to come.

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