12 years have passed since the evening of September 24, 2007, when India won the first-ever World Cup in the shortest format of the game.
Against all odds, the young Indian team led by MS Dhoni made its way into the last-four riding on most famous wins over the likes of South Africa and England, and then secured an incredible victory against the mighty Australians in the semifinal.
After electing to bat first in the grand finale against Pakistan, Gautam Gambhir, who had been one of India’s top performers in the tournament, scored 75 runs as Dhoni’s side were restricted to 157-5 in their stipulated 20 overs.
However, India bowled superbly to secure a thrilling five-run win, and Sreesanth’s catch to dismiss Misbah-ul-Haq for the final wicket has since become one of the most memorable moments in the nation’s cricketing history.
On Tuesday, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and other cricketers from the winning squad took to Twitter to relive their fond memories of India’s triumph in the 2007 World Cup.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 24, 2019
The rush of fulfilling the dreams of a billion people and being crowned World Champions 🏆 pic.twitter.com/gYPwHfaOP0
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 24, 2019
12Anniversary for T20 champion team 12 years kaise gae pta hi nahi lga thnks for all for your lot of love and spot @vikrantgupta73 @harbhajan_singh @BCCI @YUVSTRONG12 @ZeeNewsHindi @aajtak pic.twitter.com/T3UzfgCjUI
— Joginder Sharma 🇮🇳 (@MJoginderSharma) September 24, 2019
An unforgettable night, a nerve-wracking game – Exactly, 12 years ago, we lifted the inaugural WT20 title and that day remains very special to me. A significant day in the history of Indian cricket. @BCCI pic.twitter.com/NJRe6Sxocs
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) September 24, 2019
That great feeling 🏆🥇 pic.twitter.com/q0S7dmB8Xu
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 24, 2019
What’s ur fav movement of that World Cup ?? Mine playing with my brother @iamyusufpathan for the first time together for India and @YUVSTRONG12 6 sixes in an over #WorldCup2007 #memories #fans pic.twitter.com/lrOK8uCxdI
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 24, 2019