13 runs required in last 6 deliveries. The first delivery going way away from the batsman and penalized as a wide. An extra run and still six balls to go. Then, a six over the head of the bowler making the hopes sink for the fans of the fielding team. Just 6 more required with a set batsman on strike and 2 deliveries left and what’s at stake? The title of ‘World Champions’.
Many of us can easily recall the mesmerizing encounter between the arch rivals India and Pakistan at the ICC World Twenty20 2007 Final. The maiden tournament was hosted back in 2007 when the men in Blue and the men in Green faced off each other in the finals. The day can be well remembered as the MS Dhoni led team India lifted the cup and claimed the title, that we all know very well.
The BCCI has shared the memorable video of some final deliveries of the t20 World Cup match to make the fans relive the movement and celebrate the win once again. The crowd at Johansberg witnessed the clash on this very day back in 2007. India, playing first, scored a respectable 157 runs mark on the board with a ‘Gambhir’ inning played by ‘Gautam’.
While chasing the mark, Pakistan lost their wickets at regular interval but the middle order batsman Misbah-Uh-Haq kept the hopes alive for the Pakistan side. When India was slightly moving towards a comfortable win, Misbah started turning the table, the other side.
Millions of people were glued to their television screen when the last 6 deliveries were left. Pakistan needed 13 to win and the Indian skipper MS Dhoni handed the ball to the inexperienced Joginder Sharma. Sharma, as expected, couldn’t take the pressure and threw the ball far away for the batsman.
The following delivery was knocked off the ground making the Indian side skip their heartbeats. But then, Misbah chose to play the unorthodox scoop over the fine leg where Sreesanth was waiting for his catch of the match.
Pakistan lost their final wicket and India became the World Champions. The legendary Indian Captain MS Dhoni walked the team to the path of victory much awaited. India also claimed the 50 over World Champion title after that under the captaincy of Mahi.
The video shared by BCCI over Twitter has been retweeted 10k times, while the fans have flooded the post with Thank You notes for Dhoni, Sreesanth and others. Pakistan is still waiting for it’s first ever win against India in a World Cup match.