This day in 2007: Yuvraj hits Broad for six 6s in Durban


New Delhi, September 19

It was on at the present time in 2007 when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh created historical past within the shortest format of the sport as he hit six consecutive sixes in an over bowled by England quick bowler Stuart Broad within the inaugural version of the ICC T20 World Cup.

During the group sport in opposition to England on the Kingsmead in Durban, Yuvraj hit six consecutive 6s in opposition to Broad within the 19th over of Indian innings. The flamboyant all-rounder performed an unbelievable knock of 14-ball 58 which helped India put up 218 runs on the board of their allotted 20 overs.

His innings finally proved to be the distinction between the 2 sides as India received the match by 18 runs, limiting England to 200/6 of their stipulated overs.

The drama started within the 18th over when the MS Dhoni-led facet have been on 171/3. Yuvraj, who got here to bat after the dismissal of Robin Uthappa, had hit Andrew Flintoff for 2 fours within the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The duo acquired concerned in a verbal altercation which got here to an finish following an intervention from the on-field umpires.

Following the incident, the left-handed Indian batsman acquired pumped up and it was Broad who bore the brunt of his onslaught within the very subsequent over.

Yuvraj hit the primary ball of the 19th over, over deep mid-wicket for a six. The subsequent most came to visit backward sq. leg boundary, third over broad long-off, fourth over deep level boundary, fifth over sq. leg and ultimate six over broad long-on.

“13 years! How time flies!!” Yuvraj stated in an Instagram put up on Saturday whereas recalling the well-known match of the ICC World T20 the place India emerged victorious as they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in a pulsating ultimate.


Last month, Broad grew to become the seventh bowler within the historical past of Test cricket to scalp 500 wickets. After which, Yuvraj termed the England pacer a “legend”.

“I’m sure everytime I write something about Stuart Broad, people relate to him getting hit for 6 sixes! Today I request all my fans to applaud what he has achieved! 500 Test wickets is no joke-it takes hard work, dedication & determination. Broady you’re a legend! Hats off,” Yuvraj stated in a tweet.

The left-handed all-rounder introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket and IPL final 12 months after representing India in 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests. IANS



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