‘In the air..& Sreesanth takes it’- Twitter remembers the memorable 2007 20-20 World Cup triumph on its 15th anniversary

By Daniel S

September 24, 2022

Indian cricket was going through a massive change in 2007. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was handed over the captaincy of the 20-20 team for the World Cup after a huge turmoil in the team.

After the controversy between Greg Chappel and Sourav Ganguly, the latter was removed from captaincy and Rahul Dravid was handed over the responsibility. The team however performed poorly at the 2007 ODI World Cup in West Indies. The Men in Blue crashed out of the group stage after losing to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The team management with nothing to lose took the big decision of sending a young team backed by a young captain to the 20-20 World Cup in South Africa. The Indian team were put into Group D with Pakistan and Scotland. The Dhoni-led side were able to get to the next stage and were put with New Zealand, South Africa and England in Group E.

With the team gaining confidence as games progressed, India topped Group E as well and moved into the Sem Final stage. In the Semi-final the Indian team faced Australia, which was a position many thought India would never reach. The team however was able to defeat the Adam Gilchrist-led side on the back of a sensational 70 off of 30 deliveries by Yuvraj Singh.

In final India met the arch-rivals Pakistan with a chance to lift the inaugural trophy, 15 years ago today. That match went on to become one of the most memorable matches for the country with Sreesanth taking Misbah-ul-Haq’s catch in the final over as the most iconic moment of Indian Cricket.

Twitter was buzzing after the sun shed its first light on the country on the 24th of September.
Let’s look at how Twitter reacted to the 15th anniversary of India’s 20-20 World Cup win in 2007.