'Thanks for sharing' - Nasser Hussain responds after Yuvraj Singh tags him in 2002 NatWest series victory photos

‘Thanks for sharing’ – Nasser Hussain responds after Yuvraj Singh tags him in 2002 NatWest series victory photos

Yuvraj, who hit a match-winning 69 in the final against England at Lord's, took to Twitter to share throwback photos from India's 18-year-old famous victory.

2002 Natwest trophy
2002 Natwest trophy. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

India ousting England in the final of 2002 NatWest Trophy was one of the iconic moments in Indian cricket. The final is considered one of the most thrilling ODI encounters. The sight of the then skipper Sourav Ganguly waving his jersey in Lord’s balcony is still etched in the mind of every Indian fan.

It was on July 13, 2002, when the Ganguly-led side hunted down a steep total of 326 with just three balls to spare. Skipper Ganguly, along with Virender Sehwag, steered India to a 100-run opening stand.

However, the Men in Blue lost five wickets in quick succession until the young duo of Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif steadied India’s ship. The duo stitched a match-winning 121-run stand to steer India to the famous victory.

Yuvraj, who hit a match-winning 69 in the final against England at Lord’s, took to Twitter to share throwback photos from India’s 18-year-old famous victory.

It was a wonderful team effort: Yuvraj Singh

In an emotional post, Yuvraj reminisced the victory: “#Throwback to Natwest 2002 Final. Jaan laga di thi sab ne mil ke (All of us gave everything we had)! We were young and we wanted to win. It was a wonderful team effort that helped us beat England and clinch the trophy in this nail-biting game.”

Along with the tweet, Yuvraj also tagged former England skipper Nasser Hussain to remind him of India’s victory. Yuvraj said- “just in case you forgot”.

Nasser also responded to the Yuvraj’s photo saying, “Some lovely photos mate .. thanks for sharing” along with a wink emoji. Notably, Hussain had also smashed a stellar century in the match but it eventually turned futile.

India had lost nine consecutive tournament finals in the lead up to Natwest series in 2002 and had to chase a massive total of 326 in the final against England. Hence, the thrilling victory at Lord’s was of significant importance for every Indian fan and player. Mohammad Kaif also reminisced the victory and shared throwback pictures of post-match celebrations.

“July 13, 2002: The day we climbed Mt Everest at Lord’s…Dada shirtless, Yuvi nerveless, Zak’s support priceless, Me fearless…memories endless,” Kaif wrote.