“When You Got Out, I Thought The Match Is Gone” – Mohammad Kaif Talks To Yuvraj Singh About His Dismissal During Natwest 2002 Finals

Published 04/21/2020, 9:48 AM EDT


Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh came together on Instagram live and old moments came up.

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Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif talk over an Instagram live chat

This moment dates back to finals India played against the England team during 2002 Natwest Series at Lords. Now, Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh shared a stunning 121 run-sixth-wicket stand. Unfortunately, it was during the 42nd over when Singh was dismissed. At that point India still needed 60 runs to emerge victorious.

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Mohammad Kaif reveals how he felt when Yuvraj Singh had to walk off-field. He reveals that he instantly felt that India had lost the match. According to Kaif, during the match he was under the impression that Yuvraj Singh and he would play it out till the end. In fact, he was convinced that’s the way India would actually secure the win.

However, when Yuvraj Singh got dismissed, he lost hope.

“When you got out, I thought the match is gone. I did not think we will win. I was set, you were there. So I believed if we played till the end India win will. But you got out and India lost hope and my heart broke.”

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Mohammad Kaif ensured India emerges victorious

However, India did secure the win that day. It was Mohammad Kaif and Zaheer Khan who made sure India reaches the victory point.

This particular match is more famously remembered as the one where then skipper Sourav Ganguly took off his jersey and wave it around as a form of celebration.

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Additionally, Mohammad Kaif added that he wanted to become one of the best fielders on the team. Due to this, he was constantly working on his skills and kept pushing himself further. Yuvraj Singh added how he and Kaif used to constantly change the momentum of games during their time with the Indian cricket team.

“I always wanted to be different and I wanted to focus on fielding. I worked really hard on my fielding.”

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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