India’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recalled India’s famous triumph in inaugural World T20 in 2007. Men in Blue had won the first edition on this day, 24 September, 11 years ago. In fact, there were many memorable moments during the whole tournament. India had gone on to defeat their arch-rivals Pakistan by just five runs. Thus, it was an emphatic win for the Indian team.
India had scored 157 while batting first on the back of the fine 75 from Gautam Gambhir. Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh who was also part of the playing XI in the final had an expensive day at the office as he leaked 36 runs in his three overs.
In fact, the Turbanator was expected to bowl the final over as he had experience under his belt. However, MS Dhoni took the gamble as he went with Joginder Sharma when 12 runs were required. The right-handed medium pacer must have had his heart in his mouth as Misbah-ul-Haq was able to smash him for a massive six.
Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan was the star of the show as he scalped three wickets and gave away only 16 runs in his four overs quota. On the other hand, other players also played their contribution.
Yuvraj Singh, who is well known as the player of the big tournament was able to rise to the occasion once again. The southpaw talisman had smashed half a dozen sixes against Stuart Broad. Yuvraj had also scored a blistering knock of 70 runs off just 30 runs against Australia.
MS Dhoni had led a young side as the senior players had taken a back step back from the tournament. Thus, India had gone into the tournament as underdogs, however, they were able to express themselves.
Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to recall India’s win in World T20. Bhajji post read as, “Can’t explain how beautiful moment this was! One epic, thrilling final against Pakistan..11 years ago in Johannesburg! #Throwback #MemoryLane #ProudMoment”.
Here is Harbhajan Singh’s post:
Can't explain how beautiful moment this was! One epic, thrilling final against Pakistan..11 years ago in Johannesburg! #Throwback #MemoryLane #ProudMoment pic.twitter.com/blYCAkCgOk
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 24, 2018
RP Singh who bowled a fine spell against South Africa also recalled the famous moment.
One of the finest memories of my Cricketing career. At the start of the tournament, not many people believed that we could do well and by the end of it, it was a completely different story altogether. Proud to be winners of the first-ever #WT20 Championship! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/VYQtkjxJPj
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 24, 2018