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T20 WC 2024: Reliving Sreesanth's historic catch that won India 2007 World Cup

The Men in Blue will be looking to end their ICC trophy drought, which began with the Champions Trophy in 2013, as well as win their first T20 World Cup since the inaugural edition in South Africa in 2007.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 29th 2024 01:26 PM
T20 WC 2024: Reliving Sreesanth's historic catch that won India 2007 World Cup

T20 WC 2024: Reliving Sreesanth's historic catch that won India 2007 World Cup

PTC Web Desk: India and South Africa will lock horns today to win the T20 World Cup 2024. 

The Men in Blue will be looking to end their ICC trophy drought, which began with the Champions Trophy in 2013, as well as win their first T20 World Cup since the inaugural edition in South Africa in 2007.


South Africa and India are the only teams that are unbeaten in the 2024 T20 World Cup following outstanding performances.

With India aiming to win the T20 WC 2024 title, how can cricket fans forget Sreesanth's historic catch that won India T20 World Cup of 2007.

Former Indian cricketers came together to reminisce their historic title-winning campaign in the 2007 T20 World Cup. A young Indian side, showed mettle and character to go past heavyweight teams and clinch the trophy in a nervy finish. Talking about the experience of playing the final match, the players got together in a Star Sports show Class of 2007: The Reunion of '07 Champions and revealed how stressful playing the final was.

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Moments of 2007 World Cup final that decided India's fate

The final match was as stressful as ever. India was playing against arch-rival Pakistan.

Rohit Sharma delivered a crucial knock in the final overs of the game, giving India a respectable total to bowl at. Sharma scored 30 off 16 balls to help India regain momentum in the final game.

In a game of shifting momentum, India won when Sreesanth caught a lap shot on the third ball of the 19th over.

"Sreesanth did not catch the ball, he caught the World Cup," said Irfan Pathan during 'The Reunion of '07 Champions' in 2022.

Since its victory in 2007, India has struggled to win the World Cup in its shortest format. However, South Africa and India will face off today in the race to win the T20 World Cup in 2024. The Men in Blue will be aiming to win their first T20 World Cup since the inaugural tournament in South Africa in 2007 and break their trophy drought in cricket, which started with the Champions Trophy in 2013.

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