‘This day in 2007’- BCCI recalls India’s memorable triumph, nostalgic fans say ‘Dhoni era started’
Back in 2007, a bunch of young turks, led by a long-haired, newest pin-up boy in Indian cricket in MS Dhoni, laughed, sledged, danced and rocked their way past South Africa, England, Australia and then Pakistan to clinch the maiden World T20.
“When we landed in Delhi, there was a lot of media. At times, people feel that we are not emotional enough about it, but I always felt, as sports persons, you have to be strong enough to go through everything and it has to be within yourself,” Dhoni said back in 2016. “It is not about coming for a press conference and crying about stuff, or crying in the field about what has happened.”
It should be mentioned here that India were perhaps the last team to embrace the format and they sent across a side sans any star. As the young players danced all around Johannesburg, the idea of Indian Premier League found roots and well, as they say, the rest is history. And we can safely say, cricket changed!
“This day, in 2007 #TeamIndia were crowned World T20 Champions,” the BCCI captioned the video on Twitter. The 16-second-long video has made fans nostalgic and they have taken to Twitter to thank Dhoni and company for this priceless moment.