“I felt like I was bowling on 40 balls”: When Misbah slammed Harbhajan for 3 sixes in the 2007 T20 WC final, Sports News

An India-Pakistan game is always a high pressure competition with expectations at an all time high on both sides. The pressure sometimes takes over the players and can lead to mistakes. In a format like T20 cricket where the margin of error is too small, any mistake can be costly for a team.

India veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh recently recalled the 2007 T20 World Cup final between India and Pakistan and revealed how under enormous pressure he is after being hit for three six in addition by former Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq during the chase. .

Harbhajan said he felt like he was throwing a 40 ball when Misbah took him to the cleaner in the game and wanted to finish his six balls quickly. The veteran spinner, who was among the winning Indian teams of the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup, said a player is alone when under pressure.

“At the 2007 World Cup, when Misbah-ul-Haq hit me for three sixes, I just wanted to finish my lap. It felt like I was throwing a 40 ball for myself because I was under so much pressure, ”said Harbhajan, as quoted by India Today.

“What I feel is when you’re under the pump, you or all alone.

“Yes, a captain can tell you, take it slow, if that blow is delivered, but you are the one who has to deliver, and if you are under tremendous pressure you cannot execute it,” added the veteran spinner.

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Asked to chase after 158 points in the 2007 T20 World Cup final, Pakistan fell to 76/5 when Misbah played a brilliant 43-point shot to keep them in the game. However, he couldn’t get them across the line and was ruled out in the final by Joginder Sharma as India recorded a thrilling 5-point victory.

India have never lost to Pakistan in T20 World Cup history and will aim to keep their winning streak intact when they face rivals on October 24 in Dubai at the 2021 T20 World Cup.

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