'I cried the entire night and...' - Gautam Gambhir recalls an incident when he vowed to win World Cup after India vs Australia clash in 1992

India's former player Gautam Gambhir recalled an incident in 1992 when India lost the World Cup match against Australia.

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After India lifted the T20 World Cup 2024 trophy in Barbados, India's former player Gautam Gambhir recalled an incident back in 1992 when India lost the World Cup match against Australia. He also revealed an exciting moment when, at the age of 11, he decided to win the World Cup for India. He opened up about his emotions that night when India lost the match by just 1 run. 

"I was an 11-year-old at that time. I cried the entire night and said that I wanted to win the World Cup for India. I said that in 1992 and I was able to fulfill that dream in 2011. I would have felt unhappy before or after that match but I didn't used to cry like that. I remember Venkatapathy Raju getting run out and India lost by one run. The match used to come early in the morning, so I used to watch that game after waking up at five in the morning, but I was never as sad before or after that game," said Gautam Gambhir while having a chat with Sportskeeda.

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India won the match by beating South Africa by seven runs. The turning point of the match was Suryakumar Yadav's catch to dismiss David Miller in the last over. That changed the entire momentum towards India; hence, they successfully defended their total of 177 runs. 

India team to Delhi today, June 3

Due to the Hurricane, which had landed in Barbados, the Indian team were stuck in their hotel rooms for quite a long time. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) arranged for a special flight for the team and their family members to come out of the West Indies. 

Hence, India will be reaching Delhi on June 4 around 6 am. People in India are eagerly waiting to welcome their star players with the World Cup trophy, which has returned to the country after a wait of 11 years. This moment is etched in the hearts of every Indian who will remember this moment for the longest time. 

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