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Nobody remembers that: Yuvraj recalls the ‘most important knock’ of 2007 World T20

Yuvraj wasn’t the star of the show in the final as Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan took the baton from him and led their country to a historic victory. But Yuvraj also wants the fans to remember a crucial knock in the final which went under the radar.

Any discussion regarding Yuvraj Singh’s cricket career automatically involves the 2007 World T20 in South Africa. Yuvraj etched his name into the history books and in the hearts of Indian cricket fans when he smashed Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes 13 years ago. That exact moment is still played on TV screens by Indian fans even though it happened 13 years ago in South Africa. India eventually went on to claim the first-ever T20 World Cup when they beat Pakistan in the final at Johannesburg.

Yuvraj wasn’t the star of the show in the final as Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan took the baton from him and led their country to a historic victory. But Yuvraj also wants the fans to remember a crucial knock in the final which went under the radar.

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Yuvraj talked about the innings played by a young Rohit Sharma during the final. Despite being just a 20-year-old, Rohit absorbed the pressure of an India-Pakistan final and smashed 30 runs off just 16 balls to propel India’s total past 150. He hit 2 sixes and 1 four in the innings and it proved to a big difference as India won the match by just 5 runs.

Yuvraj has called it ‘the most important knock of the tournament’.

“Everyone talks about myself or Gautam but nobody remembers that Rohit scored 36 off 18 or 20 balls in a final, which actually got us to 160. That was a most important knock of a tournament. Irfan took 3 wickets and was a Man of a Match but I think Rohit’s inning was very special in a finals,” Yuvraj said in an interview to Sportskeeda.

“I missed a South Africa game because of tennis elbow. Rohit debuted in that game. Rohit got a fifty in that game and you could see a young talented guy come on a scene.”

“It was just that a natural talent had been put on to a World stageRohit’s first tournament, he had just come in a side, hadn’t played much cricket.”

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