Natwest Trophy 2002 Final: The day of 13th July 2002 is completely settled in the hearts and minds of Indian cricket fans. On this day, Team India defeated England on their own soil in the final of the NatWest Trophy. Along with winning this match, captain Sourav Ganguly is also remembered for waving T-shirt in the balcony of Lord’s. Remembering this victory, Sachin Tendulkar has shared a video, in which he has made many big revelations, after which very few people know.
Chase was the target of 326 runs
The NatWest Trophy was a tri-series. Apart from hosts England, India and Sri Lanka took part in it. In the final match, England had set a target of 326 runs in front of India to win this tournament. In response to the target, India lost 5 wickets for 146 runs. After this, Yuvraj Singh (69 runs) and Mohammad Kaif (87 runs) added 121 runs in the sixth wicket partnership to win this historic match for Team India by 2 wickets.
Tendulkar shared this special anecdote
Recalling this match, Sachin Tendulkar said, ‘Dada took off his jersey, which everyone knows. But there is another story about which no one knows. After the match, Yuvraj and Mohammad Kaif came to meet me. He said, ‘Paaji, our performance was good, but if we have to do something even better, what should we do? I said you just won the tournament for us! What else do you want to do? Just keep doing this and Indian cricket will be fine.
Sachin could not play big innings
India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed after scoring 14 runs in this big run chase. Sachin Tendulkar posted a video on his YouTube channel remembering the famous final. In this video, Tendulkar also talked about the dressing room environment and revealed that he had asked every single player in the team not to move out of his place.
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