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T20 win to bring more glory to Indian cricket: Sreesanth

Talking to reporters upon reaching here from Mumbai, he said ”hard work and God’s grace brought us success and I am very happy to be part of the world champion team.” Sreesanth said the T20 championship was tough, but the entire team enjoyed the whole format and it was a dream come true for all the players.

On the absence of senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly in the championship, he said there was no doubt that they were great players. ”I grew up watching Sachin bhai play and just wanted to play like him.” Sreesanth termed M S Dhoni a good captain, who gave advice to the players and kept the momentum going for the team.

On the all-important catch he took to dismiss Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-haq and clinch the Cup, he merely said ”I just completed the catch.” Expecting a tough match against the visiting Aussies during the upcoming one-day series for the Future Cup, he said ”They are expected to come hard on us (after the semi-final defeat in the Twenty20 World Cup) and I am looking forward to the challenge.” The local lad hoped that there would be a let up in rainfall in the city, where the second ODI was scheduled for October two, and said he would be happy to play before the home crowd.

Scores of fans thronged the airport to catch a glimpse of the cricketer, who was received by the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials and members of his family.

KCA President T R Balakrishnan said the Association was in talks with a sponsor to suitably reward Sreesanth and some other Indian cricketers, who were part of the World Cup winning team.

Lauding the efforts of Sreesanth, he said the young pacer was instrumental in getting the prize wickets of Mathew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist in the semi-finals against Australia, which ensured India’s berth in the final.

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  1. September 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Hi, all Friends

    Cricket has shed its image as a dull, unattractive and lengthy sport after the spectacular success of the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship.

    The event, which ended on Monday with India beating Pakistan by five runs in a rousing finale, created such a stir that Twenty20 is now being hailed as a revolution that will change the leisurely sport forever.

    There were more thrills and excitement packed into two weeks of non-stop action than in the entire six weeks of the 50-over World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year.

    Crowds thronged the three venues in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban as sixes, boundaries and heart-stopping finishes provided a cricketing spectacle unmatched in recent times.

    West Indian Chris Gayle slammed the first ever T20 century in the September 11 opener, Zimbabwe stunned Australia, Bangladesh ousted the West Indies, Aussie Brett Lee took a hat trick and India’s Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over.

    This is Relly Great Victory.

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