The recollections of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup triumph nonetheless stays contemporary within the recollections of Indian cricket followers. A younger staff led by MS Dhoni dominated the inaugural version of the match and clinched the title in South Africa.
Yuvraj Singh was the show-stealer. The all-rounder demolished England and gave India the upper-hand within the semi-final with a 30-ball 70. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and Harbhajan singh stepped up because the younger staff rallied towards odds to win the coveted trophy.
Not a lot was anticipated of India within the absence of their Massive 3. Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly determined towards enjoying the T20 World Cup and India was led by Dhoni for the primary time within the match in South Africa.
Because it seems, it was a acutely aware choice from Dravid, the then India captain within the limited-overs format, as he requested Ganguly and Tendulkar to overlook the T20 World Cup in 2007 in a bid to present kids a chance to shine on the highest degree.
Lalchand Rajput, who was the supervisor of the staff in the course of the T20 World Cup, revealed the trio determined to skip the T20 World Cup after their tour of England in 2007 and that the trio would have repented their choice, given India went on to win the title.
“Sure, it’s true [Rahul Dravid asked Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to not play the 2007 T20 World Cup],”?Rajput mentioned throughout an internet interplay for Sportskeeda.
“Rahul Dravid was the captain in England and a few gamers got here immediately from England to Johannesburg [for the T20 World Cup] in order that they mentioned ‘let’s give a chance to the children’. However after profitable the World Cup they will need to have repented it once we received the World Cup.
“As a result of Sachin all the time saved on telling me that I’m enjoying for therefore a few years and I’ve nonetheless not received the World Cup. Finally, he received in 2011, however he was dying to win that World Cup, and this staff received on the primary try.”
‘Do not take stress, give stress’
Rajput additionally make clear how MS Dhoni tailored to the captaincy in his very first match because the skipper of the staff. The previous supervisor mentioned the World Cup-winning skipper had requested the staff to close out exterior noise and deal with the strengths and weaknesses of the facet.
“As a staff, in a dressing room, the ambiance must be excellent. It is best to inspire gamers, and the gamers shouldn’t really feel the stress.
“Our theme in the course of the World Cup was ‘do not take stress, give stress’.
“Dhoni actually believed within the motto that individuals will speak issues, however we have to deal with our strengths, and haven’t got to fret about what others are saying.” Rajput mentioned.
India went on to win the World Cup after beating Pakistan in a last-over thriller in Johannesburg.