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    India's most memorable wins under Gary Kirsten

    • He also coached India to its first bilateral series win in Sri Lanka and first ODI series victory against New Zealand in New Zealand after 40 years. (Getty Images)

    • During his three-year tenure, the 43-year-old helped India win a home series - the Border-Gavaskar trophy - against Australia 2-0 in 2009. (Getty Images)

    • Kirsten also helped India win the Compaq Cup, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals in September 2009. (AP Photo)

    • India spanked Sri Lanka on December 6, 2009, in Mumbai and ascendeded to the top of the ICC Test rankings which is One of the major highlights of Kirsten's coaching tenure. (AP Photo)

    • Guru Gary gave India by far the biggest moment in their cricket history to cherish as the South African helped India win the World Cup for the second time on April 2, 2011. (AP Photo)

    • In 2010, prior to the start of India's tour of South Africa, Indian captain MS Dhoni described him as "The best thing to happen to Indian cricket." India drew the Test series 1-1 for the first time in south Africa. The team also gave a creditable performance in the five ODIs, despite losing it 3-2. (AP Photo)

    • Guru Gary has finally said goodbye to India on April 5, 2011, three days after he helped India achieve the World Cup glory. Though he already intimated his desire to leave Team India's coaching job way before the start of the quadrennial tournament, the void created by the 43-year-old South African will be extremely tough to fill. We look back at some of the greatest wins that India achieved under Kirsten's tenure as coach. (Getty Images)

    • Gary Kirsten officiallly started his coaching stint of the Indian cricket team in March 2008. And his first assignement came against his home country - South Africa - in March-April 2008. India drew the series 1-1 but Kirsten's coaching pedigree was visible from that series itself. (AP Photo)