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READ: Carlos Brathwaite describes in detail the four balls that made him a cricket superstar

Brathwaite's knock was a rare one that the cricket world had never seen or is likely to see again for a very long time.

READ: Carlos Brathwaite describes in detail the four balls that made him a cricket superstar

New Delhi: Before the ICC World Twenty20 final, Carlos Brathwaite was famous for going to the same school as singing superstar Rihanna.

A few months back, he made people sit up and take note when Delhi Daredevils secured his services for Rs 4.2 crore.

All that changed on Sunday, as the all-rounder played one of the most significant cameos in cricket history to win his team a second WT20 title.

Needing 19 runs off the last over, the 27-year-old smoked all four of Ben Stokes' deliveries into the crowd.

Brathwaite finished the night with an unbeaten 34 off just 10 balls, adding to the three wickets he picked up.

His was a knock the cricket world had never seen or is likely to see again for a very long time.

Hence fans were desperate to know what Brathwaite was thinking in that last over.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he did just that - describing in detail his thought process during the four balls that earned him a slice of cricket history.

1st ball (Over 19.1): I know in between the overs - we always believe - Marlon came down to me and told me, "Whatever happens, I am running. Just swing for the hills." Get bat on ball, make sure we use every delivery to get the maximum amount of runs we can get at that point of time.

First ball of the last over was a bit down the leg side. I played a little pick-up. I actually looked a little frantically, thinking that I had hit it to the big side. Fortunately, it went over fine leg, which is one of the shorter sides. Marlon was running. I knew there was still a big task ahead.

2nd ball (Over 19.2): Second ball went over long-on. I think he just missed his mark, Ben Stokes. I actually had to bend to get under the ball, but I knew I had to swing. When I looked up and saw that it went for six, there was a little more feeling of ecstasy, knowing we were a little closer to home, but you can't take anything for granted.

3rd ball (Over 19.3): The third one was the best of the lot. It was also a mis-hit, but I think he [Stokes] executed it well. I just got it over, kind of spooned it over long-off. And then, I knew the West Indies are world champions, but I didn't want to get too far ahead of myself. One run, and I knew I had to swing for the hills, because again, the field was coming in. I knew if I got it past the field, we were world champions. I watched the ball again, and made good contact. Even though the last ball went for six, until the guys told me four sixes is amazing [I didn't know where the ball had ended up]. I knew that it went over mid-on, knew we were world champions, and then I don't know...The feeling that got over me, I can't explain it.

4th ball (Over 19.4): Last over, in a final, it is always difficult to bring it too far down, but after having done all the hardwork and getting three sixes in three balls, one run off three balls was needed, and I didn't want to leave it too late. The field was in. In those situations, you can probably try to get a single, someone gets run out, then another good ball is bowled, and we may have a Super Over. My thing was just to get the ball over the infield. Thankfully, it went for six.

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