Indian limited overs’ skipper MS Dhoni is currently busy with the promotion of his upcoming biopic, ‘M.S.Dhoni- The Untold Story’ and during one of the promotional show he shared his experience of the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup, both of which were won by India.
In the finals of World T20, India defeated arch rivals in a dramatic fashion to win the inaugural tournament.
Pakistan needed 6 runs from the last four balls and with Misbah-ul Haq on strike, the match was almost in Pakistan’s hand. However, Misbah surprised everyone when he played a scoop shot.He didn’t connect cleanly, and millions on the subcontinent held their breath as Sreesanth came under the ball at short fine leg. He took the catch as India became the world T20 champions.
Answering to a fan about that famous catch, Dhoni said:” When I watched the highlights of the T20 world cup final, even i was finding it tough to control my nerves and i feared the worst. I thought that the ball will go for a one-bounce four. But actually I was there when the match was going on.”
“Misbah’s scoop shot was not traveling fast and then i saw Sreesanth tumbling at least thrice when he was running towards the ball. I thought that he would miss it. Actually, the easier catches are tough to hold because its tough to concentrate solely on the ball when it travels at such a slow speed. A lot of things go through a player’s mind during that as he starts thinking about the consequences in case he drops the catch. That’s why we insist players to concentrate solely on the ball but it quite tough to control the mind during those situations. So, I feel that was one of the toughest catches”, Dhoni added.
Dhoni also spoke about his experience during the 2011 World cup which India won after Dhoni hit the famous six over long on in Mumbai.
“Winning the world cup was a big relief, because wherever we went, people used to ask the same thing. When we asked people the reason for it they said that India should win because they were hosting it. I said host team has never won a World Cup till now. So winning was important, but after some time it was important for us to have fun as everyone used to ask the same question,” Dhoni concluded.
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