T20 World Cup trophy
T20 World Cup trophy. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The T20 World Cup 2022 is all set to begin in lower than per week as defending champions Australia will host the marquee match. The combat for the coveted title this 12 months marks its eighth version since its inception in 2007.

Because the first version, the marquee match has seen as many as six winners with West Indies being the one facet profitable it a document two instances (2012 & 2016). Gamers dream to etch their names in historical past by taking part in an integral half in guiding their facet to the title.

One amongst these gamers is former crew India batter, Yusuf Pathan. Again in 2007, Yusuf, a feared ball striker had the golden alternative to make his debut within the finals of the 2007 ICC World T20 towards arch rivals Pakistan.

It got here after India’s common opener Virender Sehwag was dominated out resulting from a groin niggle and since Yusuf was identified for his huge hitting, the administration determined to make a like-for-like change.

The debutant made his presence felt by whacking Mohammad Asif for a six within the first over. Nevertheless, his explosive batting was put to relaxation as he performed a miscued shot off Asif on the fourth supply of the third over and was caught after scoring 15 off eight balls. Furthermore, the big-hitter had made India’s batting intent fairly clear proper from the outset.

Yusuf acquired the proper head begin to his worldwide profession because the crew finally lifted the inaugural T20 World Cup in his debut match. Yusuf additionally made an affect within the first version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 when he helped Rajasthan Royals carry the trophy and slammed one of many quickest centuries off 37 balls in 2009.

Yusuf alongside his brother Irfan Pathan gained India many video games. Yusuf could not get an prolonged run on the worldwide stage however set the stage ablaze every time he acquired going whatever the magnitude of the occasion.