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On this day: Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes in an over against Stuart Broad

Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes

On this day in 2007, the heart throb of Indian cricket fans, Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes in an over that stunned the whole world.

During the group game between India and England of the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup, the world witnessed some enormous strokes from Yuvraj’s bat that propelled India to set a significant total.

He astonished the globe with his incredible stroke playing ability on September 19, 2007, and his stunning knock also push India forward in the race of reaching semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2007.

IND Vs ENG T20 World Cup 2007

India, who lost their opening match to New Zealand, desperately needed to defeat England in order to remain in semi-final contention.

After winning the toss, India elected to bat first. This choice proved to be a wise one when both openers, particularly Virender Sehwag, began punishing English bowlers. In 14.4 overs, Gambhir and Sehwag combined for a 136-run first wicket partnership.

India then lost 3 quick wickets, and there were only 20 balls left in the innings when Yuvraj Singh entered the crease.

Yuvraj Singh and Andrew Flintoff

During the 18th over, Yuvraj and Englishman Andrew Flintoff got into a slight argument, and what followed next was unimaginable to anyone.

In the 19th over, while facing Broad, Yuvraj Singh hit six consecutive sixes, which not only let him calm down from his anger but also helped India pass the 200-mark.

Yuvraj Singh recorded fastest fifty in T20I cricket

The Southpaw recorded fastest fifty in the T20I in just 12 balls, which is still a record even after 15 years.

India overcame South Africa in the league stage, the formidable Australia in the semifinals, and Pakistan in the final game to win the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup.

In his outstanding 17-year ODI career, Yuvraj Singh, who is recognised as one of the best all-rounders in cricket history, has attained many heights and assisted the Indian team in several significant victories.

He featured in 304 one-day international matches for India, where he scored an incredible 8701 runs with an incredible strike rate of 87.67 and an average of 36.55.

The most significant event in his and every Indian cricket fan’s life will continue to be how he contributed to India’s victory in the 2011 ICC World Cup.

He was named man of the tournament for his exploits throughout the World Cup, which enabled India to win their second World Cup after a long wait of 28 years. He scored 362 runs at an average of 90.50 with the bat and took 15 wickets with the ball.

Yuvraj Singh, known as the “Sixer King,” had declared his retirement from international cricket in 2019.

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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