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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

India comes to PARTY!!!

ChakDe took another toll on Indian junta as India lifted Inaugural Tournament of World T20 championship.


The contest couldn't be more even...no match would have witnessed more turning points, lesser to mention there couldn't be a final more closer than this. Nobody can single-out an individual effort, as it was an altogether India's party who held their nerve in this there-couldn't-be-more-surprises encounter, and came out victorious & worthy of the occasion.

The bunch of youngsters had their high-time learning moment in South Africa, as the whole world witnessed them coming out of shell under the inspired leadership of Mahinder Singh Dhoni who has helped India reignite that fire that we once saw in Dada's men. Regarded as one of the weakest combination in the tournament, supposedly these boys had nothing to loose. Not only they have defied their critics, the whole nation couldn't be more proud of them as they retained their supremacy over Pakistan twice in the tournament. Shoaib Malik's side who looked like another good team into making after their dismal show in 2007 WC (ala India), showed a better character and were a deserving second-best in the tournament.

Even a 1000 words or 1000 pictures would be less to define this nail-biting encounter between the teams who eliminated (South Africa, Australia) & (New Zealand, Sri Lanka) apiece on their way to the finals. And what a match---where Asif started with his normal routine of taking wickets (Point-to-Mention, Yousuf Pathan got off the mark after hitting him for SIX)---Gambhir composure helped him anchor the innings in the middle order using some lightening footwork---Hafeez restricting Yuvraj (who went without hitting a six today [plus] strike rate < 100)---Gul taking out late scalps with his consistent yorkers---Rohit Sharma again providing a cameo burst of late.

But Dhoni's men meant only business today. Not wanting to be left behind, Pakistan innings witnessed many if-else moments. Rudra was at his nominal best as he got rid of Hafeez n Akmal early---But this doesn't stop Nazir who carried an injury from semis agains NZ and was denied the runner two balls before he was run-out---followed by dollies from Joginder Sharma being left away by Younus before himself giving one to Yousuf Pathan---then some decent shuffling of pace n spin from Irfan Pathan to get rid of Afridi especially (in the same over in which Shoaib Malik also departed)---then came one defining moment when Misbah-Ul-Haq hit Bhajji for 3 sixes in an over followed by Tanvir hitting another 2 off Sreesanth in next over. Dhoni played his trump card with RP Singh bowling penultimate over to reduce Pakistan to 9 wickets followed by Joginder Sharma with only 13 needed off last over. He was hit for a six off full toss and then came that scoop which could have been a four off even Bhajji but with that over pitch delivery from Joginder Sharma sans pace rise high in the air and even cameraman expected it to reach the boundary as he kept his camera high but it landed safely in the hands of Sreesanth who started (rather restarted) the joy among Indian camp as they all celebrated this occasion by doing a lap of honour around the ground carrying Indian flags high.

There couldn't be a better turning point.
Misbah Wicket Twenty20 Final India Vs Pakistan Video Clip



The tournament also proved to be fruitful for the comeback trio of Sehwag-Bhajji-Pathan. Now is the time to let go off the fireworks, champagne all around, big hit slogans before it gets down convincingly among Indian camp as they are deservingly crowned as Champions today against a really good show being put up by their neighbours. Hope this win helps India secure a better future of Indian Cricket, as we treasure this one for the rest of our lives (ala Dhoni).

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6 comments:

giri said...

yaar.........i tend think that we should not celbrate too much......since we will be as disappointed when we lose......remember that day when we lost to srilanka.....

but nahi......that the hell......aise mauke bohot zyada nahi aate........so time to party!!!

nitesh said...

and now those who said t20 is not real cricket will keep quite

its is much tense and better then the ODI's
thinking on your toes
bowling variations
innovative shots
what else you need

giri alok .......

desh said...

giri ko maaro
mast match tha

this has sent the purists to hell

alok???

bechara alok he must have missed th final


mahaan match main bharat ki mahaan jeet
u shud have seen kapil dev and madanlal dancing with aajtak gals, it was roflol

they wr begging for a bottle of champagne :D

Abhishek said...

@giri
I think the topsy-turvy result asks for more celebration...as it doesn't goes down easily enuf. So hail Indian Cricket for as long as it take us to come out of this nostalgia.
...Happy Ganesh Visarjan bhaiyo.

giri said...

yaar.......agar is hi tournament main india pehle hi bahar ho jaati WI ki tarah......kya tum lg tab bhi yehi bolte

abhi said...

hmm...thoughtful
but seriously tell me...do u expect more of this turn outs in future...man! this is first time in ur lifespan (bet u weren't born before June 25, 1983)...thr is more reasons to celebrate than not.