India's Twenty20 World Cup triumph was one of those cherished dreams the country will never want to wake up from. No one thought Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys would return from South Africa with the title.
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India clinched the inaugural tournament after a thrilling five-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the final in Johannesburg in September and returned home to a rapturous welcome.
The stunning victory not only added a glorious chapter to India's cricketing history but also made amends for the team's inglorious exit from the limited-overs' World Cup in the West Indies six months ago.
Text: Harish Kotian/Deepti Patwardhan | Photographs: AFP/Getty Images
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