New Delhi: The golden journey of Team India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) started with winning the 2007 T20 World Cup. Dhoni had caught everyone’s attention by winning that World Cup with a young team. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh created history by hitting six consecutive sixes during this tournament.
When Yuvraj Singh had done this feat, then captain MS Dhoni was standing at the other end. Yuvi has told how Dhoni had reacted at that time.
Yuvraj Singh hit 6 consecutive sixes against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup. During a conversation with the podcast ’22 Yarns’, Yuvraj revealed how Dhoni had reacted at that time.
He said, ‘I think MS Dhoni was very happy. If you are the captain and a player is hitting sixes in a row, then of course you will be happy that the scoreboard is moving and we needed to win that match.
Yuvraj’s big statement about captaincy
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh had said that he was hoping to become the captain of the 2007 T20 World team, but the selectors had shown confidence in Dhoni, who had entered international cricket only 3 years ago. He said, ‘Maybe the seniors thought they needed a break after playing so much cricket and that’s why nobody took the T20 World Cup seriously. I expected to get the captaincy of India in the T20 World Cup and then it was announced that MS Dhoni would be the captain. Whoever becomes the captain in the team you have to support that man.
Yuvraj did amazing
Even though Team India won the 2007 World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, players like Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir played an important role in winning it. Yuvraj hit 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Broad against England in World Cup 2007. Not only this, Yuvraj was also the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 50-over World Cup.