- Sreesanth took 2 wickets against Australia in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2007
- Sreesanth was bowled out for just 12 runs in four overs
- Dhoni’s words in the semis against Australia
NEW DELHI: One of the greatest bouts of Indian pacer Sreesanth’s career came against Australia in the 2007 T20 World Cup semi-final. Despite a good batting pitch, Sreesanth took 2 wickets for just 12 runs in four overs. Sreesanth’s aggressive body language was widely criticized in the match. Sreesanth says that MS Dhoni is the inspiration for his bowling performance against Australia.
Sreesanth said he was inspired by Dhoni before bowling. You always get aggressive. Dhoni suggested against Australia. Sreesanth says he was inspired by this. Also, in the 2003 World Cup final The former India star said he was worried about India’s defeat to Australia and that it was a matter of accounting.
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India came out on top in the 2003 World Cup with a much-anticipated final, but lost to Australia. India were bowled out for 234 against Australia at 359 runs. Virender Sehwag remained unbeaten on 82. Sreesanth said he was always disappointed with the loss when he played against Australia and was happy to be able to make an account in 2007.
In the 2007 semi-final, India scored 188 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Australia chased a chance to score, but the Indian bowlers jumped at the chance. Australia managed 173 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Yuvraj Singh, who scored 70 runs off 30 balls, was the top scorer for India. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, who took a crucial wicket, were bowled by Sreesanth.