As India navigates through the extended lockdown period amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indians from all parts of the country are flocking to Twitter to stay connected and share positivity during these tough times. One sentiment is increasingly standing out in Indian sports conversations on Twitter, that is Nostalgia. Fans are uniting emotionally in the current times of social distancing, as they revisit the good old days together.

Due to COVID-19, major sports events like the Tokyo Olympics (@Olympics), IPL (@IPL), Wimbledon (@Wimbledon), etc. have either been cancelled or postponed. While there is no live on-field action, sports fans in India are taking to Twitter to relive some of the best sporting moments from the past and to celebrate their fondest memories from those games on the service, during the lockdown.

The glorious Cricket World Cup 2011 finale

Amid lockdown, athletes, as well as their fans, have found both joy and togetherness in celebrating the glorious victories of the past, albeit virtually. April 2 holds a special place in the annals of Indian cricket, as on this very day in 2011, Team India won their second Cricket World Cup.

The final match, played against Sri Lanka, at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium was a memorable one that no cricket fan is likely to forget anytime soon. Reminiscing their memories, Indians on Twitter shared pictures and memories of the match, including Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) and captain MS Dhoni’s (@msdhoni) record-breaking partnership of 109 runs, Yuvraj Singh (@yuvstrong12) carrying his stellar form into the Final, and of course, the MS Dhoni six that sealed the deal for India.

Add to that the team carrying Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) on their shoulders for a victory lap and this win since then has certainly become the golden moment etched forever in the history of our nation.