India relived the long cherished dream(28 years) on the eventful day of April 2 by lifting the cricket world cup trophy. In a country of billion people which is jolted by multi-crore scams(2G, CWG and many more), this victory could not have come at a better time.It came as a soothing touch in the hour of total chaos .
It could not have been possible with out  the combined effort of 15 players(not piyush chawla, sreeshanth) consisting of the best batsman of all time(Sachin) , the most feared batting line ups of the recent  times , captain cool and composed(Dhoni) , effective(not the strongest) bowling. But in the last edition of the world cup 2007 which was held in the carribean also had the same batting line up where India could not get past the 1st round .What is the difference between both the sides ? The difference of one man - the coach. In 2007 , Greg Chappell was the Indian coach , a legend whose biggest achievement was Ganguly's ouster from the team ! He was always seen giving interviews to news channels more than players !

Then came the T-20 world cup with a bunch of new faces(Rohit Sharma, Uthappa,Yusuf, not to forget Joginder Sharma!) with a new captain Dhoni without a coach and the much feared batting line-up.India defeated their much fancied opponents Australia , South Africa , and arch rivals Pakistan to lift the 1st ever T-20 world cup.After upmteen number of deliberations , Gary Kirsten was made the coach of the Indian team who did not have prior experience of cricket coaching. It was a gamble which paid off. He himself was actually a fantastic batsman for South Africa in the era of Cronje's invincibles . But he was completely opposite to Greg Chappell , who always liked to be in the limelight and brought uncertainty in the team. But Gary introduced unity in a bunch of individuals who can change a match's outcome single handedly .He worked on the mental aspect of the game and included Paddy Upton as the psychologist which was very fruitful in India's rise as a team in all formats of the game . India was always a team which lacked strength in big matches . Under Dhoni and Gary India became No 1 team through grit and determination in tests ending the domination of powerful Australians  who lost back to back series against India in India . India suffered hiccups in the T-20 world cups of 2009 and 2010 . But there was a sense of surety among players which reflected in their performance be it Sachin's 50 th and 51 st tons in South Africa, VVS Laxman's special innings against Sri Lanka and Australia(no one can forget 1 wicket victory at Mohali) ,rise of Virat Kohli , Raina , Yusuf Pathan and resurgence of Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh as a player.

We owe this victory to Gary and his support staff as much as the players who actually made this possible . It is a fitting end to a remarkable stint to Gary's regime bowing out with a world cup victory !!!!