Yuvraj Singh created history 16 years ago on this day in the 2007 T20 World Cup against England. The swashbuckling left-hander smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over and cracked a fast 50 off 12 balls for the Men in Blue. Yuvraj took on a bowler who would go on to take 604 wickets in Tests. It was one of the best moments to watch from an Indian fan’s point of view.
In Kingsmead Durban South Africa, India won the toss and chose to bat first against England. The Men in Blue got a terrific start as Gautam Gambhir hit 58 off 41 balls with seven fours and one six. Virender Sehwag also made 68 off 52 balls with four fours and three sixes at the top. After the openers were dismissed by Darren Maddy and Chris Tremlett respectively.
India won the match by 18 runs in T20 World Cup 2007
Robin Uthappa also fell cheaply after scoring six off four balls to Tremlett. Yuvraj came in at number four and was hitting the ball well. In the 16th over of the Indian innings, there was a heated exchange between Andrew Flintoff and Yuvraj that made him so fired up and he unleashed all his fury on Broad in the next over.
The left-hander took Broad to the cleaners as he exhibited a wide range of shots. Broad ran out of ideas as to where to ball to him as each ball went into the stands. The crowds in South Africa got their money’s worth as they saw a belligerent hitting display on show. After three sixes were hit the England players had a small meeting as to how to counter Yuvraj.
But this did not help Broad as he went for three more. What made the moment more special was Ravi Shastri and David Llyod’s commentary on air which provided a lot of theatre to the occasion. India hit 218-4 in their 20 overs. Yuvraj made 58 off 16 balls with three fours and seven sixes. The Men in Blue went on to win the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Let us take a look at the reactions on Twitter:
— Heavenly (@heavenly01234) September 19, 2023
This scene is complete with Yuvraj Singh Sir and Ravi Shastri Sir Commentary.
— Abhishek Sharma (@Electrified2000) September 19, 2023
@YUVSTRONG12 made us all roar with excitement as he achieved the remarkable feat of hitting 6⃣ sixes in an over, etching his name in cricketing folklore. 🙌🇮🇳 #TeamIndia salutes the incredible Yuvraj Singh for this historic milestone and his outstanding contribution to the… https://t.co/l9ZqJJQONH
— Nishant Sharma (@IamNishantSh) September 19, 2023
Imagine if this had happen in present time. Twitter would have went crazy . Yuvraj ‘ The Sixer king’ Singh was the reason I started watching cricket. It was very emotional moment for me when he won that man of the tournament award in 2011 world cup. #YuvrajSingh https://t.co/wVZSpSArCv
— 🍁Zorawar Bajwa🍁 (@DoabeWalaaJatt) September 19, 2023
— urmil RAUTELA 📌 (@Tum_aur_main) September 19, 2023
— Yash Bhadouriya 🇮🇳 (@Yashvenom45) September 19, 2023
A historic moment, Yuvraj Singh had become the first Indian 🇮🇳 to do at the International level. What an amazing day it was! 🔥💙
Love you, @YUVSTRONG12 Paaji! ♥️
— Aarav Gautam (@IAmAarav8) September 19, 2023
SIX SIXES IN AN OVER 🎙️ It’s now 16 years since Yuvraj Singh’s special 📷📷
— Naeem Malik (@loveforother) September 19, 2023
#OnThisDay in 2007
6,6,6,6,6,6 by yuvraj singh in a over. pic.twitter.com/2Hoh3aOiQz
— Iconic Cricket Moments (@Duckw0rth_lewis) September 19, 2023
On this day yuvraj singh smashed 6 sixes and created history
— ujwal (@ujwal415) September 19, 2023