Brad Hogg recalls the incident when Yuvraj Singh embarrassed him in 2007 World T20
It was the semi-final between India and Australia.
Updated - Jul 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Brad Hogg is known as one of the liveliest cricketers on the planet as he is playing the game even at the age of 47. He has trumped the best batsmen in the world with his chinaman bowling during his international career. He has hung his boots at the highest level but still plays the Big Bash League (BBL) and featured for Melbourne Renegades earlier this year. However, he has recalled a sledging incident with Yuvraj Singh in 2007 World T20 when the latter left him embarrassed with his batting.
Yuvraj has been one of the lynchpins of India’s both the World Cup victories in 2007 and 2011. His record of 6 sixes off Stuart Broad‘s bowling gave him the name of ‘Sixer King’ and was also awarded the Man of the Tournament in 2011 for his all-round performance in the World Cup.
Hogg challenges Yuvi
Yuvraj Singh was fresh off his record-breaking effort against England in the inaugural edition of World T20. He missed the must-win game against South Africa then due to injury but was deemed fit for an all-important semi-final clash against the Aussies. India, batting first, were in a spot of bother after 41 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 8 overs.
The left-hander was walking in next to bat when Brad Hogg, benched for the semi-final, carried the drinks for his team. However, while going past Yuvi, Hogg teased him about achieving a similar feat which he did against England. “Ho ho, let’s see you hit six sixes today big Yuvi,” Hogg said as he revealed the same in the ‘What the Duck’ show which is hosted by Vikram Sathaye.
As soon as the chinaman comforted himself in the dugout Yuvi replied to his challenge by smashing a massive six. The shot got him going and as it turned out, he tore apart the much famed Aussie bowling line-up to score 70 runs off just 30 balls. His knock propelled India to a match-winning total and eventually went on to beat them in a thrilling game.
Hogg, in the chat show, admitted that Yuvraj’s knock embarrassed him while sitting in the dugout and also went on to say that things have always backfired on him whenever he has tried to sledge someone in his career.