Sunil Dev, the man behind T20I World Cup win in 2007, passes away

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Former India team manager, Sunil Dev who was instrumental during the team’s triumphant win in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, has passed away after a prolonged illness.

Moreover, he was 75 years old when the news of his demise reached the world, and also the former secretary of the DDCA.

Meanwhile, he is survived by his wife and children and he worked with the DDCA for many years and was also a part of the BCCI’s sub-committees.

But, one of his biggest achievements was India’s win during the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.

He was also the administrative manager during India’s tour of South Africa in 1996 and even during the 2014 England tour.

With his time with the DDCA, Sunil Dev rose to ever new heights and worked in different positions.

Now, after his passing away, many fans and people from the cricket fraternity have offered their condolences.

India defeated Pakistan in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup

Moreover, talking about the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, it was played in South Africa entirely.

A young MS Dhoni led his team all the way to the final where they faced arch-rivals Pakistan.

In the first innings, India posted a respectable total of 157 runs in which Gautam Gambhir scored 75.

Meanwhile, in the second innings, India did a superb job with the ball.

Both RP Singh and Irfan Pathan got three wickets apiece during the monumental clash.

The final over of the game by Joginder Sharma is still fresh in the memories of fans even today.

Moreover, it was an almost young team that Dhoni was given by the BCCI for this tournament.

Furthermore, there were no seniors on the team for this tournament as this was a new format.

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