One of essentially the most iconic moments in world cricket is Yuvraj Singh hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over on the 2007 T20 World Cup. India had been in a powerful place within the match in opposition to England however Yuvraj propelled his nation to a mammoth rating with six monstrous hits out of the park. That actual second remains to be performed on TV screens by Indian followers though it occurred 13 years in the past in South Africa. Yuvraj’s identify is endlessly etched in historical past.
Recently, Yuvraj recalled how former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff angered him that led to the southpaw hitting six sixes off Stuart Broad through the inaugural version of the ICC World T20 in 2007.
Yuvraj slammed six maximums in a single Broad over throughout his majestic 14-ball 58 which finally proved to be the distinction between the 2 sides as India gained the match by 18 runs.
“Freddie was just being Freddie – he said a few words and I said a few words back,” Yuvraj stated throughout a BBC podcast.
“I used to be simply comfortable the six sixes got here in opposition to England as a result of I acquired hit for 5 sixes by Dimitri Mascarenhas a couple of weeks earlier in an ODI.
“When I hit the sixth six, clearly the primary look was at Freddie however the re-examination was at Dimitri, who gave me a smile.”
Yuvraj additionally recalled the next dialog with Stuart Broad’s father Chris. He revealed Broad senior requested him for a signed jersey for ‘almost’ ending his son’s profession.
“His dad, Chris Broad, is a match referee and he came up to me the next day and said ‘you almost finished my son’s career and now you need to sign a shirt for him’,” Yuvraj stated.
“So I gave my India jersey and wrote a message for Stuart saying, ‘I have been hit for five sixes so I know how it feels. For the future of England cricket, all the best’.
“Stuart is without doubt one of the finest bowlers on the planet now. I don’t assume any bowler from India might get hit for six sixes in an over after which have such a improbable profession,” he added.
(with IANS inputs)