2007 World Cup Win: RCB, other IPL teams and fans celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007

2007 World Cup Win: RCB, other IPL teams and fans celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007
2007 World Cup Win: RCB, other IPL teams and fans celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007

2007 World Cup Win – IPL Teams Celebrates WC Win:  RCB, PBKS, CSK and other celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007 – On this day in 2007, Team India made history as they clinched the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final. The MS Dhoni-led side battled the odds and clinched a historic win, India’s first ICC trophy since the 1983 World Cup win under Kapil Dev. In a tense World Cup final, Joginder Sharma won the game for the Men in Blue, as Misbah ul Haq skied a scoop straight to Sreesanth to seal the deal.

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2007 World Cup Win: RCB, other IPL teams and fans celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007

2007 World Cup Win – IPL Teams Celebrates WC Win: With Friday marking the 14th anniversary of India’s epic 200 World Cup win, IPL franchises send their regards to the MS Dhoni-led squad, who created history. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were amongst the first to join in the celebration, while Rajasthan Royals went as far as suggesting that the India vs Pakistan 2007 World Cup Final was the greatest ever T20 game. Other franchises also followed RCB, and chipped in with their wishes on the anniversary. Check it out:

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2007 World Cup Win – IPL Teams Celebrates WC Win: India won the toss and opted to bat first. With Virender Sehwag ruled out of the match due to an injury Yusuf Pathan and Gautam Gambhir came out to open the batting. Yusuf Pathan (15) hit one four and one six to let India get off to a flier, but he was sent back to the pavilion by Mohammad Asif in the third over. Robin Uthappa (8) was also sent back cheaply, and as a result, India was reduced to 40/2.

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh then retrieved the innings for India as the duo put on 63 runs for the fourth wicket. The Men in Blue, however, kept on losing wickets at regular intervals after the departure of Yuvraj (14) in the 14th over. However, Gambhir managed to hold the fort for the Dhoni-led side and he went on to play a knock of 75 from just 54 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.

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2007 World Cup Win – IPL Teams Celebrates WC Win:  – India vs Pakistan World Cup Final: In the end, Rohit Sharma played a cameo of 30 runs off just 16 balls to take India’s total to 157/5. Defending 157, India came out all guns blazing as Pakistan was reduced to 77/6 with all their big guns like Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik sent back to the pavilion. But, Misbah-ul-Haq did not give up hope and he started hammering Indian bowlers all around the park and brought the equation really close for Pakistan.

In the final over, Pakistan needed 13 to win and Dhoni opted for Joginder Sharma to bowl the six deliveries. Misbah hammered the second delivery of the over for a six, and India’s hope of winning the match looked glim. However, on the third delivery of the over, Misbah went for a scoop shot only to hand a simple catch to Sreesanth. As a result, India won the finals by five runs and took home the coveted T20 trophy.

After this, Dhoni went on to lift two more ICC trophies — 50-over World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013. Yuvraj Singh was the standout performer for India in the 2007 T20 World Cup as he hit six 6s in an over bowled by England’s Stuart Broad. He also played a memorable knock of 70 runs against Australia in the semi-finals. Gautam Gambhir meanwhile, finished as the team’s top scorer at the tournament.

2007 World Cup Win: RCB, other IPL teams and fans celebrate anniversary of India’s historic victory in T20 World Cup in 2007