New Delhi: Top Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir on Monday described his knock of 97 in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka as the most important innings of his career though it was not the best.
Gambhir top-scored with a gutsy 97 from 122 balls which set up the historic win for India after openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were out cheaply.
"The 97 in the World Cup final was not the best innings in my career but no doubt the most important one so far," Gambhir told reporters after reaching home here.
"It was a special knock for me as it came in a special situation. The whole country was expecting us to win the World Cup and I have contributed my bit in India's triumph. So, it was the most important innings of my career," he said after a grand welcome with people thronging at his home following news of his arrival....more
05:59 PM, Jan 11, 2008
Johannesburg: South African media on Sunday lauded the collective effort of their national team in its thrilling World Cup victory over India even while saluting Sachin Tendulkar for his "elegant" ton. Headlined 'Proteas breathe at last', daily Sunday Times praised the "remarkable team effort in alien, even hostile conditions." "South Africa batted conservatively for 20 overs, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis batted watchfully after the early departure of Graeme Smith....
08:47 PM, Dec 31, 2007