There have been many iconic moments in the history of Indian cricket. From MS Dhoni hitting the 2011 World Cup’s winning six to Kapil Dev lifting the 1983’s World Cup trophy and Sourav Ganguly removing his shirt at the Lords, there have been many iconic cricket moments that have been etched to every cricket fans’ hearts.
Team India registered their epic win in the NatWest final win at Lord’s 2002 and after the win, Team India’s then skipper Sourav Ganguly was so pumped up that he removed his shirt and celebrated the victory.
Now after years of that iconic victory celebration, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh recalled the moment and also confessed that he also did a similar type of celebration but no one noticed. Revealing the incident, Yuvraj said that he was actually wearing a shirt underneath, which is the reason why his celebration went unnoticed. He said:
“I had removed my shirt but I was wearing another t-shirt underneath because it was cold in England. Nobody noticed it so I was saved,”
Yuvraj Singh opened up about the match and how the confidence of team India went down after England posted 325 runs on the board. Talking about the same, he said:
“We were pretty down after England made 325. Back then targets like that used to be very difficult to chase. We got a good start but when Sachin Tendulkar got out I remember England players started celebrating like they had won the match.”
“Almost 50% of the crowd had also left, mostly Indians. Then came Mohammad Kaif, we both said ‘haan khelenge’ (we will play). We ran between the wickets really well because we had played Under-19 cricket. We were hitting the ball really well, I was a bit more attacking of the two.
He also explained how he would have scored a hundred. He also heaped praises on Mohammad Kaif and said:
“After I got out, Kaif took over. It was probably the best knock of his career. One of my best knocks as well. If I had a little more brain back then, I would have scored a hundred,”