Stuart Broad wishes ‘legend’ Yuvraj Singh on his international retirement
Broad would remember what Yuvraj did to him in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Updated - Jan 9, 2020 7:20 pm
India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup way back in 2007 under the leadership of their then newly-appointed skipper MS Dhoni. One of the reasons behind their triumph was Yuvraj Singh, who managed to set the stage on fire with his swashbuckling style of play. In that tournament, he scored 148 runs in six matches at an average of 29.60 with a top score of 70 versus the Aussies.
However, his most prolific inning came against England at the Kingsmead in Durban. The southpaw churned out the fastest T20I half-century that day off a mere 12 balls. His jaw-dropping knock of 58 off only 16 balls was laced with three fours and seven over-boundaries. On the back of Yuvraj’s brilliance with the bat, The Men in Blue managed to emerge victorious by 18 runs.
That particular day didn’t turn out to be a memorable one for fast bowler Stuart Broad, who then was taking baby steps in cricket at the highest level. The game turned out to be a cursed one for the young speedster as Yuvraj smacked him for six consecutive sixes. Broad tried to alter his length on a number of instances, but the left-handed batsman didn’t show mercy to him by any means.
It’s been 12 years since that encounter, but the memories are still pretty afresh in the minds of both the Indian and English supporters. Currently, while Broad is a fulcrum of the English Test team, Yuvraj announced his retirement from international cricket after making his debut way in 2000 versus Kenya. Yuvraj went on to play 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is in his exemplary career.
Stuart Broad wishes Yuvraj Singh
He called for a press conference today and made the announcement. After he hung his boots, he was wished from every nook and corner of the cricketing fraternity. Even the Indian captain Virat Kohli thanked the Chandigarh-born player for all the victories and memories.
In the meantime, Broad dropped a message for the 37-year-old as well. The English speedster uploaded a picture with Yuvi. Furthermore, he captioned the picture and wrote “Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial,”
Here is Broad’s post
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