YouTuber uploads video of right-handed Yuvraj Singh hitting six sixes off left-handed Stuart Broad
Fans still cherish Yuvraj Singh's whirlwind batting in the must-win game against England.
Updated - Apr 28, 2020 1:42 pm
Yuvraj Singh has played several memorable innings for the Indian team. However, one of the most memorable knocks that he played was during the ICC World Twenty20 2007 in South Africa. The innings which we are referring to is the one which he played during the Super Eight match against England when he smashed English fast-bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over.
Recently, a fan on Twitter decided to tweak the old video of the match and give it a twist. In the video, Yuvraj Singh, who is a left-handed batsman can be seen batting right-handed and we can also see Stuart Broad bowling left-handed instead of his general right-handed action. The video was uploaded on Twitter by a famous Youtuber on Monday.
Yuvraj’s famous six sixes with a twist
The video contains just the six sixes which Yuvraj Singh scored against Stuart Broad. Ravi Shastri’s memorable commentary can be heard in the background as well. The caption of the post was, “Yuvraj Singh. Right-handed. Pulverising Stuart Broad for those six 6’s!”
Here’s the video:
Pulverising Stuart Broad for those six 6's! pic.twitter.com/p49kMfWyzV
— Rob Moody (@robelinda2) April 27, 2020
Some people refer to this effort by Yuvraj Singh as instrumental in India winning the World Cup. After losing their first Super Eight match, India had to win the next game to stay in the hunt. The MS Dhoni-led team batted first against England. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put up an opening partnership of 136 runs in under 15 overs to give a great start to the team.
Gambhir scored 58 runs while Sehwag smacked 68 runs. Yuvraj Singh walked in at number 5 when India’s score was 155/3 in 16.4 overs. With three overs to spare, the team was looking for a push to get to 200. However, what followed was absolute carnage.
Yuvraj Singh got sledged by Andrew Flintoff ahead of the 19th over. And, then came Stuart Broad to bowl and every ball started disappearing into the crowd. Yuvraj Singh hit him for those six famous sixes in one over. In the course of that, he also recorded the fastest T20I fifty in international cricket. Interestingly, the former Indian batsman still holds the record even as India won the match by 18 runs defending a mammoth total.