On July 13, India celebrates the 21st anniversary of the famous NatWest series win. On this day in 2001, India pulled off an epic two wickets win against England in the finals of the tri-series.
Sourav Ganguly stole the limelight with his historic shirt celebration from the Lord’s balcony, but the real heroes of the game were Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.
England, batting first, put in a mammoth total of 325 runs and looked comfortable in the game. Chasing 326, India lost five wickets for 146 runs, which is when Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif stitched a 121-run stand. Further, Kaif sealed the win for his side with his unbeaten 87 (75).
In recent events, Yuvraj Singh, the hero of the final, posted a heartwarming message on Twitter. He remarked that the series tested the team on different levels, and also thanked Mohammad Kaif for his efforts.
“#Throwback to this memorable day when we ensured our tricolour flies high with pride This encounter should have been called NaTEST instead of Natwest coz it “tested” us at so many levels! The victory won’t have been possible without the efforts of all teammates, especially@MohammadKaif.”
Several other cricketers also posted heartwarming messages celebrating the win.