Rohit Sharma says “I saw Yuvi turning around, he thought Sreesanth was going to drop it” in T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma relates the events that unfolded. During the last over of India’s victory in the first T20 World Cup in 2007. Sharma was recollected how Yuvraj Singh turned the other way. Also, afraid to look up as he expected S Sreesanth might drop the catch. The final four deliveries were necessary to score six runs. When Misbah-ul-Haq tried to sweep the ball over short fine leg off Joginder Sharma’s bowling. To clinch, Sreesanth completed the catch on the circle’s edge. India won its first T20 World Cup victory.
Moreover, Rohit Sharma details the events on the T20 World Cup website. Sharma was fielding at the cover at the time and saw Yuvraj Singh. It is turn around at point as the ball went up.
“I was standing at covers that particular ball. Yuvi was at the point. The moment Misbah played that shot, I saw Yuvi turning around. He was not watching because he thought he was going to drop it,” Rohit Sharma said.
“I was praying that just catch it. He didn’t have to move much. Also, it was just there. He just moved two, three steps back and took it. It was the most pressure catch that he must have taken in his life,” Sharma added.
Sharma is the only member of the Indian squad. He was part of India’s successful 2007 T20 World Cup campaign. Also, Rohit termed the Indian victory in 2007 as surreal. He felt that the atmosphere in the Wanderers was electric with the stadium filled with Indians and Pakistanis. Which made the experience special.
“Lastly, at the stadium, you could only see India and Pakistan fans. I think more was India. Now, it feels surreal. It’s just unbelievable what we did on that day.”
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