The year was 2007 When India lifted its first T20 World Cup trophy and that too in its inaugural season under the captaincy of legendary former captain MS Dhoni. Big tournaments like World Cups are often remembered as a whole as well as in singular rivalries. One such incident was Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes against Stuart Broad in Durban.
Today we will go down memory lane and remember these exciting and incredible moments from the 2007 World Cup. This match of India vs England took place on 19th September when both teams were part of Group E of the tournament. At the end of the 18th Over, Yuvraj had scored 14 runs in 6 balls after which Stuart Broad came to bowl the 19th over.
As the balls went:
On the first ball of the 19th over, Yuvraj hit a mammoth six falling 111 meters far from his bat.
Then came the second ball, The area to be damaged this time by Yuvraj was square leg. He hit the ball with extensive force and the ball went out of the park for the second six of the over.
The third one was no different from the first two as the ball went flying over the extra cover region for the third six of the over after which people started expecting the unbelievable, however, thoughts were still not words.
18.4 and another six by Yuvraj, the crowd goes berserk as commentators stand up in their boxes. The expectations were not silent anymore. Fourth six of the over by Yuvraj.
Fifth ball six was more visually appealing than trees in Autumn, it was like a dream for many people as they were still trying to understand what was happening on the grounds. Commentators could not think of sitting down as they waited for the sixth ball to be bowled.
And then history was made, As Stuart bowled the sixth ball, everything went into slow motion as Yuvraj lifted his bat and sent the ball for the sixth six of the over, and then what was heard on the ground was probably the maximum noise ever heard on a cricket ground.
End of Innings:
Yuvraj Singh hit the fastest international T20I half-century that day and got out with a 14-ball 58.