India won the T20 World Cup on this day in 2007. (AFP Photo)
Every cricketer of India wants to play for Team India. Very few people are able to fulfill this dream. There has been one cricketer who got the chance to debut for India when Team India was about to create history. This cricketer is Yusuf Pathan. Pathan got a chance to make his international debut in the T20 World Cup final played between India and Pakistan in 2007 and India created history by winning the final. India won this title on this day i.e. 24th September under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Today it has been 16 years since this victory.
Yusuf Pathan was known for his stormy batting at that time. That’s why he got a place in Team India. However, he did not play in the entire tournament. But before the final, the team’s veteran batsman Virender Sehwag got injured and hence, at the last moment, Yusuf was selected in the playing-11. With this he started his international career.
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showed stormy style
India batted first in the final match played in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yusuf Pathan came to start the innings with Gautam Gambhir. Mohammad Asif was bowling the first over for Pakistan, who was counted among the best bowlers of that time. It was not easy to play him. Yusuf played the fourth ball of the very first over and hit a brilliant six. In Asif’s next over, i.e. in the third over of the innings, Yusuf hit another four on the fourth ball. Yusuf had done the work that the team needed. Giving a stormy start to the team and instilling fear in the hearts of Pakistan. However, he could not take the inning much further and Shoaib Malik caught him on the fourth ball of the third over and gave the first blow to India. Yusuf scored 15 runs in eight balls with the help of one six and one four.
Gambhir scored fifty
In this match, India had scored 157 runs after losing five wickets in 20 overs. Gautam Gambhir played an important role in taking the team to this point. In this match, Gambhir faced 54 balls and played an innings of 75 runs with the help of eight fours and two sixes. Apart from him, in the end Rohit Sharma had scored unbeaten 30 runs in 16 balls with the help of two fours and one six.
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Pathan and RP Singh’s swing did wonders
Pakistan needed 158 runs to win, but RP Singh did not allow Pakistan to get a good start. He put Pakistan under pressure by sending Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal to the pavilion early. Imran Nazir, who was batting stormily, was run out after scoring 33 runs. Younis Khan led the team by scoring 24 runs. In the middle overs, Irfan Pathan put Pakistan under more pressure by dismissing Shahid Afridi, captain Shoaib Malik and Yasir Arafat. However, Misbah-ul-Haq kept the team in the match by holding one end.
The match went till the last over
This match went till the last over. Here Pakistan needed 13 runs to win. Indian captain Dhoni surprised everyone and gave a chance to Joginder Singh in the last over. Joginder bowled the first ball wide. He did not give any runs on the next ball. Misbah hit a six on the second ball. Misbah played a scoop on the next ball and the ball went in the air. It seemed that it would be a six but Sreesanth, standing at short fine leg, took the catch and with this India became the world champion.
Waiting for the second title
Under the captaincy of Dhoni, India was playing a tournament for the first time and Mahi’s magic worked in the first try itself. After this, India has not been able to win any T20 World Cup yet. It was under the captaincy of Dhoni that India entered the final of the T20 World Cup in 2014 but was defeated by Sri Lanka.
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