7 heroes of the T20 World Cup final, who made India champion again after 17 years

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Team India has once again become the world champion by defeating South Africa in the final of the T20 World Cup 2024. A breath-taking match took place between the two teams in Barbados, in which the Indian team won. In this great match, there were 7 players, due to whose performance the dream of 140 crore Indian fans has come true.

Seven players from India made the team world champion. (Photo: PTI)

The Indian team was waiting for the ICC trophy for 11 years. At the same time, the team could not win the T20 World Cup for 17 years. Meanwhile, the hearts of Indian fans kept breaking many times, sometimes in the semi-finals, and sometimes in the finals. After a long wait, now the dream of Indian fans has come true and 7 players of India played a very important role in fulfilling it. They put their lives in the final match of T20 World Cup 2024 and became heroes by making India the champion.

Virat Kohli's half century

Virat Kohli has announced his retirement from T20 International as soon as he became the champion. Kohli, who has been India's hope for victory for years, played an unforgettable innings for Team India before his retirement. Whenever India has been stuck in big matches, Virat has always pulled it out of it and made the team win. Even in the big match of Barbados, South Africa had given a big blow by giving 3 blows in the powerplay. For a moment, Team India's dream of winning the trophy seemed to be fading, then Virat once again emerged as a ray of hope. Kohli, who failed in the entire tournament, first recovered the team from the initial setbacks and in the end scored a good score for India by scoring runs quickly. He played a brilliant innings of 76 runs in 59 balls.

Akshar Patel gave support

Team India had lost 3 wickets in just five overs. Now the team needed a support who could save wickets and also score runs. In such a situation, Akshar Patel came to bat at number five. While Virat Kohli was busy rescuing the Indian team, Akshar was supporting him from the other end. He kept scoring runs continuously and did not let the pressure come on the team. He played a very important innings of 47 runs in 31 balls and made a partnership of 72 runs with Virat, which put Team India in a strong position.

Shivam Dubey scored runs quickly

Despite the match-saving innings of Virat and Akshar, the Indian team was falling behind in terms of runs. In such a situation, when Akshar Patel was out in the 14th over, Shivam Dubey came to the crease. He started hitting boundaries as soon as he came and scored 27 runs in 16 balls. His short innings proved beneficial and the Indian team managed to reach a score of 176.

Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh rescued the team from the crisis

Batting was easy on the pitch of Barbados on which the final match of the T20 World Cup was played. In such a situation, despite scoring 176 runs, the Indian team was not feeling safe. In such a situation, both the pacers of India proved to be Hanuman for the team. Bumrah gave the first blow to South Africa in the second over itself. At the same time, Arshdeep Singh sent captain Aiden Markram to the pavilion in the third over. These two wickets filled all the players with enthusiasm.

Both the bowlers bowled tight in the powerplay. Despite this, South Africa had captured the match due to the innings of Heinrich Klaasen and Quinton de Kock, but in the death overs, both the bowlers took wickets and curbed the runs, due to which Team India came back in the game. Both the bowlers together took 4 wickets for only 38 runs in 8 overs.

Hardik Pandya became Hanuman

When Klaasen smashed 24 runs off 6 balls of Akshar Patel in the 15th over, it seemed as if Team India had lost the final. The hopes of Indian fans were over, they started crying in the stadium. Then Hardik Pandya came as Hanuman for India. He completely turned the match around by dismissing Klaasen on the first ball of the 17th over. The entire team along with captain Rohit Sharma became enthusiastic again. A wave of happiness ran through the veins of the fans in the stadium. From here the match started tilting in India's favour.

Despite Klaasen's dismissal, the danger was not over. South Africa needed 16 runs in the last over and David Miller was on strike. Pandya dismissed him on the first ball of the 20th over and the match was completely in India's bag. Pandya took 3 wickets for only 20 runs in 3 overs and knocked South Africa out of the game.

Suryakumar Yadav's miraculous catch

Whenever the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 will be remembered, the catch taken by Suryakumar Yadav in the 20th over will also be remembered. He took a miraculous catch under pressure, which can never be forgotten. When 16 runs were needed in the last over, Miller hit a long shot. The ball was almost about to fall outside the boundary, but Suryakumar Yadav kept his cool and caught the ball on the boundary by tossing it in the air, then bringing himself under control and catching it back. This catch changed the course of the entire match.