India's 2007 World T20 Winning Team: Where are they now?
At the recently concluded ICC Women's World T20, the Indian Team got knocked out in the semi-finals. This was disappointing for fans especially because many believed that a victory in this tournament could provide a catalyzing effect to the growth of women's cricket in India, particularly in the T20 format, similar to the effect that India's victory in the 2007 men's World T20 had on T20 cricket in India and the advent of the IPL.
Some of the players responsible for India's victory went on to become stars, whereas, for others, the World T20 victory was as good as it got. Some of them remained in the team for years on end and are still playing, whereas others virtually ceased to have international careers after that tournament.
This slideshow looks at how, broadly, the careers of each of those fifteen players transpired after the victory and what each of them is doing now.
#1 Virender Sehwag
The World T20 of 2007 threw Virender Sehwag a lifeline. At that point in time, he had been dropped from both the ODI and the Test teams, and his career appeared to be spiralling downwards. However, thanks in no small part to the World T20, 'Viru', as he is affectionately called, returned to both teams within the space of a few months.
He performed extremely well on return and was a consistent figure in Indian squads, including the 2011 World Cup winning squad, until 2013, after which he was dropped to never return, though he did play in domestic cricket and in the IPL for two more years. These days, he has become a prominent social media personality and cricket commentator.
Further, he has ventured into the coaching space, serving in various capacities for the Kings XI Punjab before parting ways earlier this year and even applying for the position of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team after Anil Kumble's departure.