Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif help India win the NatWest Trophy 2002

In July 2002, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif helped India to a record win in the NatWest Series final against England at Lord’s. Chasing 326 to win the game, India had lost half their side with only 146 on the board. From thereon, the young Yuvraj and Kaif didn’t panic even when the required run rate moved above eight runs an over and soon turned the game with a defiant stand of 121 runs.

India beat England by two wickets to win the trophy. This victory marked a new beginning for Indian cricket. It gave hope that the youngsters can win matches for India even if the proven seniors failed.

Amul came out with this caricature, which showed England players on their knees as Yuvraj and Kaif sat on the throne. The copy said ‘Yuva ka raj!’ which sounds similar to ‘Yuvraj’, but means ‘youth rules.’ Amul also paid tribute to Kaif by mentioning that Amul can be enjoyed with tea or ‘Kaifee’, where Kaifee denotes ‘coffee.’