ICC World T20 2009: Pakistan cross the final hurdle this time

first_imgDefending champions India were knocked out early in the second edition of the ICC World T20, which was held in England two years later. After comfortable victories over Bangladesh and Ireland, MS Dhoni’s men crashed to defeats against West Indies, England and South Africa to bow out. But Pakistan looked determined to overcome their heart-breaking defeat in the final against India in Johannesburg. Led by Shahid Afridi, Pakistan recovered from their opening defeat against England to win all their games – Afridi’s all-round performance helped Pakistan decimate Sri Lanka in the final at Lord’s.The tournament marked the start of Pakistan’s domination in the shortest format of the game, even as their players missed out on the glitz and money of the Indian Premier League.last_img read more