Fifteen years after beating England pacer Stuart Broad for six straight sixes in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh reveled in that moment with his son.
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Yuvraj took to Instagram to share a heartwarming video, which shows him hitting Broad all over the park with his son Orion. “I couldn’t have found a better partner after 15 years to watch this together #15YearsOfSixSixes #ThisDayThatYear #Throwback #MotivationalMonday #GetUpAndDoItAgain #SixSixes #OnThisDay,” Yuvraj tweeted.
On this day in 2007, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh became the first-ever T20I batter and second batter in international cricket, following South African Herschelle Gibbs (ODI) who crushed six sixes in an over against England in Durban during the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
It was the Super Eight stage of the World Cup. After losing their first matches, both India and England desperately needed a win to increase their chances of reaching the semi-finals. India dominated their second Super Eight game against England, with 171/3 in 18 overs after choosing to bat first.
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After exchanging a few heated words with all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, Yuvraj was all excited, all set to unleash his rock-solid game against England. But what happened later was unprecedented in the game’s shortest format. Stuart Broad, who came over the 19th, was crushed for 6,6,6,6,6,6.
Thanks to these sixes, India finished 218/4 in 20 overs, with Yuvraj scoring 58 on just 16 balls with three fours and seven sixes and a massive 362.50 batting rate. Contributions from openers Gautam Gambhir (58) and Virender Sehwag (68) also helped Men in Blue achieve this score. Chasing 219, England could only score 200/6 in their 20 overs. Vikram Solanki (43) and Kevin Pietersen (39) had solid shots, but pacers Irfan Pathan (3/37) and RP Singh (2/28) controlled the runflow to help Team India finish the game by 18 runs. to win.