Published By: Sougata Dutta

Iconic Moments In T20 World Cup History

Defining events that shaped the legacy of the shortest format

Since it began in 2007, the T20 World Cup has given cricket fans a lot of great moments. From dramatic endings to great plays by individuals, these times will always be remembered as important in the history of the shortest version of the game.

India's Win in the First Official Tournament

One of the most famous moments in cricket history happened at the first T20 World Cup in 2007. India, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the title against all odds. After a mediocre showing in the group stage, India made an amazing comeback that led to an exciting final against their bitter foes Pakistan. India won by just five runs thanks to Joginder Sharma's great work in the last over, which included getting rid of Misbah-ul-Haq. Cricket fans all over the world will always remember the picture of Dhoni lifting the trophy high at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Yuvraj Singh

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh set a new record by hitting six sixes in a row off Stuart Broad's bowling in a group match against England. India easily won the game thanks to Yuvraj's amazing show of hard hitting, which electrified the crowd at Kingsmead in Durban. Yuvraj was the first player in the history of T20 Internationals to hit six sixes in an over. This is an amazing accomplishment that cricket fans will always remember.

Carlos Brathwaite

England's win over the West Indies in the 2016 T20 World Cup final was another moment that people will remember for a long time. West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite shocked the cricket world by hitting four straight sixes off Ben Stokes' bowling. His team won with just two balls to spare, needing 19 runs off the last over to do so.

MS Dhoni

Last year, MS Dhoni, who used to be captain of India, did something magical during a group match against Bangladesh at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Dhoni calmly hit a length delivery over long-on for a six with two runs needed off the last ball, sealing India's dramatic win.

Shahid Afridi

In a group match against the Netherlands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London during the 2009 T20 World Cup, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi played an amazing game with the ball. Four wickets for just 11 runs were taken by Afridi, including the important top-order batters of the Netherlands.

Lasith Malinga

What Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga did against South Africa in a Super 8 match at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo changed the 2007 T20 World Cup in a way that will last a long time. Malinga got rid of Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, and Makhaya Ntini in a row, making him the first bowler in the history of international cricket to take four wickets in a row.

Darren Sammy

After leading the West Indies to win over Sri Lanka in the 2012 T20 World Cup final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, captain Darren Sammy gave an emotional speech that fans all over the world could relate to. Sammy thanked the fans of the team from the bottom of his heart and talked about how important the win was for Caribbean cricket.

Fans of cricket have seen many unforgettable moments during the T20 World Cup that will go down in history as unforgettable. These events, ranging from thrilling last-ball finishes to performances that broke records, show how dramatic, exciting, and brilliant T20 cricket can be.