MS Dhoni led India to the title triumph in the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup on this day in 2007. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday shared a flashback video of India’s five-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the summit clash in Johannesburg. “This day, in 2007 #TeamIndia were crowned World T20 Champions,” the BCCI captioned the video on Twitter. The 16-second-long video left fans nostalgic and they thanked former India captain MS Dhoni by sharing his memorable pictures and videos from the tournament. Four years after the success in the shortest format, MS Dhoni led India to their second 50-over World Cup title in 2011.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2019
After opting to bat, India rode on an impressive 75-run knock by Gautam Gambhir to post 157/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
While chasing a competitive total, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals but middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq kept their hopes alive until the final over.
In the final over, Pakistan needed 13 runs. Captain Dhoni handed the ball to Joginder Sharma, only to get Misbah, who mistimed a scoop shot over short fine-leg, where Sreesanth took the match-winning catch.
Fans flooded the BCCI’s post with thank you notes for Dhoni, Sreesanth and the rest of the team members who lifted the World Cup.
& a boy from Ranchi went on to become a legend from just a boy with long hair from a small town rumoured to be drinking 2ltrs milk everyday.
Along with the Indian cricket team , Dhoni’s journey to become a legend has been the most remarkable thing to witness
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) September 24, 2019
— Raj Mrityunjay (@Rajromantic1) September 24, 2019
Start Of Undisputed Era Of MSDhoni
— Anjali (@CuttyAnju) September 24, 2019
Shreesanth hi yaad ata hai bs
— 90’sKid (@avantika_foodie) September 24, 2019
— Harsh Vatsa (@HarshVatsa7) September 24, 2019
Having retired from Test cricket in 2014, Dhoni is currently on a break from cricket since the World Cup 2019. He missed the West Indies tour and a home series against South Africa.
According to reports, Dhoni will be available to play for India only in December when the West Indies tour the country for three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs. The series is scheduled to start on December 6.