No one expected them even to reach the finals, let alone lift the world cup. But the young team believed in itself at a time when hardly anybody else did and snatched a thrilling victory from archrivals Pakistan in a roller coaster finale. All this they did when they were playing without the big names – Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid. Mahinder Singh Dhoni’s boys possessed abundance of confidence and an undeniable hunger to win. Led by a cool captain, who urged his team to just go out and have a blast, and forget about the consequences of winning or loosing, the young team overflowing with infectious exuberance lifted the world cup and did millions of Indians proud.