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Unsung heroes of team India from 2007 T20 World Cup

Unsung heroes of team India from 2007 T20 World Cup

Team India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan to win the first-ever T20 World Cup played in 2007.

Team India is hunting for its second T20 World Cup title after 2007. The inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup was held in South Africa in 2007. BCCI decided to send a relatively young team after senior players opted to skip the event. MS Dhoni was named as the Indian captain for the first time. Team India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals in Johannesburg by five runs.

Unsung heroes from 2007 T20 World Cup

Irfan Pathan was adjudged Player of the Final after he bagged a three-for against the Men in Green. While many remember his performances from the unforgettable night, his contributions throughout the campaign is often overlooked. In seven games, the all-rounder picked up 10 wickets at an average of 14.90.

Joginder Sharma is another unsung hero of India’s title-winning campaign. The right-arm pacer bowled two of the most difficult overs for India in the tournament. In the semi-finals against mighty Australia, he had to defend 22 runs against two quality Aussie batters, Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin.

The right-arm seamer conceded just six runs and picked up two wickets as the Asian giants won by 15 runs. In the finals, he defended 13 runs, conceding just seven and bagging the last wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq to give his team a significant victory.

Rohit Sharma unsung hero from 2007 T20 World Cup

Current Indian captain Rohit Sharma is another unsung hero for India in the T20 World Cup 2007. Two of his standout performances came against South Africa in the Super Eights and against Pakistan in the finals. In the game against the Proteas, Rohit was adjudged Player of the Match for his unbeaten 40-ball 50. Against Pakistan, in the summit clash, the Mumbai batter scored an unbeaten 16-ball 30, which turned out to be a match-winning knock.

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