3) The World Cup Triumph
Indian cricket fans had seen a dry spell of almost 3 decades for winning the World Cup. Sourav Ganguly lifted the spirits of a highly dejected team in 2003 following the humiliation they suffered at New Zealand.
In the tournament in South Africa, they slowly rose up the rungs following a drubbing at the hands of Australia and went on to play the finals, only to fail at the final hurdle. However, MSD took the one step further with his iconic six over long on to hand us the elusive and the most precious trophy in cricket.