15 years have passed since India defeated Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in the first World T20 final. This was India’s first global championship in 24 years, and it remains a memorable occasion for the nation’s supporters.
And who better to reflect on what transpired on that memorable night than Joginder Sharma of the Adani Sportsline Gujarat Giants, the medium-pacer who assisted India in scoring a stunning five-run victory.
Pakistan had to hit 13 runs off the final six balls to reach their 158-run total. Misbah-ul-Haq, who was in good condition, aimed to deny India the victory and the championship. In light of the situation, Dhoni decided to take a chance and ask Joginder to bowl the final over. By ejecting Misbah, Joginder provided the goods.
Joginder took Gujarat Giants fans on an emotional journey in a video shared on social media, revealing the conversation he had with the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the game’s final over 15 years ago.