New Delhi. You must have seen many pairings of two brothers in the cricket world. In the present era, the pair of Hardik Pandya or Krunal Pandya was quite famous. Earlier, Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan have also played together for India. Talking about world cricket, many veterans like Kamran Akmal-Umar Akmal, Michael Hansi-David Hansi, Steve Waugh-Mark Waugh were active in cricket. There are also two pairs of brothers in cricket who snatched away the winning bet from the hands of the opposing team while performing dhansu on the same day. That day was 10 February 2009. One pair gave victory to India while the other to Australia.
Irfan-Yusuf Pathan rescued Sri Lanka’s sixes
In the year 2009, the Indian team was on a tour of Sri Lanka. The only T20 match was played between the two countries. On the basis of Tillakaratne Dilshan’s half-century, the Sri Lankan team scored 171 runs at the loss of four wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. India got the target of 172 runs to win. India’s team had lost their seven wickets cheaply in reply. The score of the Indian team was 115/7. India’s defeat was certain from here but Yusuf Pathan at number-8 and Irfan Pathan at number-9 came for batting.
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan gave victory to India by performing charismatic. (AFP)
Together the two brothers turned the tide of the match. In the last 29 balls, India needed 57 runs to win. Both made a rapid partnership of 59 runs in 25 balls. Due to which India won this match in its name. Yusuf hit 22 runs in 10 balls while Irfan’s bat got 33 runs in 16 balls.
David-Mike Hussey’s Roar
On one side Indian lions were roaring in Sri Lanka. At the same time, in Adelaide, Australia, the pair of David Hussey and Mike Hussey roared. The Australian team came out against New Zealand in the fourth match of the ODI series. The Kiwi team was ahead 2-1 in the series. In such a situation, on February 10, 2009, the pair of David and Mike Hussey snatched victory from the jaws of the Kiwis and brought the series to 2-2.
New Zealand scored 244/8 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, the Australian team lost its three wickets for 101 runs. After this David and Mike Hussey came to bat on the field. Both of them set their feet like a limb. David contributed 79 and Mike contributed 75 * runs. A partnership of 115 runs was formed between the two and Australia won the match.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 13, 2023, 07:00 IST