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Mohit Jalan, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
History was created when West Indies won the finals of T20 world cup as this was their second T20 world cup title and no other country has achieved this feat in the history of cricket. And it is a coincidence that the first country to achieve this feat in 50-50 format was West Indies only. But this was not an easy win for the Caribbean’s player as they faced a lot of issues coming to T20 world cup. Even their official t-shirts were not available and they were printed in Kolkata which was arranged by the manager of team.
Inspite all these difficulties West Indies showed the world what they are capable of and pulled off a victory which no one expected. West Indies came to the finals with an easy win over the mighty New Zealand. Final was an enthralling match and it went to the last over.. When Ben Stokes was tossed the ball for the final over the match West Indies needed 19 runs for victory. Marlon Samuels, 85 not out, was still there but at the non-striker’s end. Perhaps England felt this was a good thing. But Carlos Braithwaite has come to this match with a purpose that was to win the match for his country. The first ball was swung straight for six; so too was the second. Suddenly the match had yo-yoed yet again, with seven runs needed off four balls. Braithwaite hit another six and for a moment the batsmen thought it was all over. Ultimately Brathwaite finished the game with one more six.
Whole of the West Indies celebrated the win and the emotional speech by the captain Darren Sammy summed up how important it was for the West Indies team to win the title. After this win we hope that West Indies team can bring the old days back when the world used to fear the West Indies team.