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Update Gautam Gambhir reckons MS Dhoni's advice cost him his century in World Cup 2011 final

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Eight years after India's memorable World Cup triumph at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against Sri Lanka, veteran cricketer Gautam Gambhir revealed the reason why he missed out on his century in the summit clash. Gambhir scored 97 runs and played a crucial part in India's run chase, but was eventually dismissed in the 42nd over by Thisara Perera.

India lost both their openers -- Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar -- early in the innings in their chase to 275. Gambhir then stitched an 83-run stand alongside young Virat Kohli before engaging in a 109-run partnership alongside then skipper MS Dhoni. Gambhir was well on course for a century in the World Cup final, a feat achieved by only six cricketers and no Indians. However, with three runs short of the triple-figure mark, Gambhir played a rash shot and gifted his wicket to Sri Lanka. India required only 52 runs to win at the time of his departure from 52 balls.

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