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Watch: Yuvraj Singh shares video of fan art on anniversary of six sixes against Stuart Broad in 2007 T20 World Cup

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has shared a video of fan art on the anniversary of the six sixes that he hit against Stuart Broad during the 2007 T20 World Cup. Yuvraj guided India to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2007.

Yuvraj took to social media platform ‘X’, thanking a fan for the sand art video on the anniversary of the six sixes that he hit against Broad. Yuvraj smashed six back-to-back sixes in an over against England in the Super-8 stage of the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa.

“Thank you for this lovely sand art, Christy Valiyaveettil, even though you created this for my birthday, today is also an apt occasion for me to share it,” Yuvraj posted on ‘X’.

The Super Eight match between India and England was a crucial one. After a disappointing defeat against New Zealand, the Indian team’s survival in the tournament depended on their victory in this game. The action unfolded on the Kingsmead pitch in Durban, renowned for its superb batting conditions.

The Indian team had a strong start, with openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir setting a firm base by scoring half-centuries, contributing over a hundred runs. The scene then switched to an iconic moment when Yuvraj stepped onto the field with just 20 balls left in the innings.

An exchange of heated words with England’s Andrew Flintoff seemed to ignite a fire in the Indian batsman. He responded with a stunning onslaught, unsheathing a volley of sixes against the hapless Broad in the 19th over. Each ball soared over the boundary with meticulous precision and formidable force, spanning across mid-wicket, backward square-leg, deep extra cover, and long on.

This offensive barrage helped Yuvraj clinch his half-century in a mere 12 balls, creating an unparalleled record for the quickest fifty in any cricket format.

This stunning accomplishment was a turning point in the match and, by extension, the tournament. It catapulted the Indian team to a decisive victory and triggered the momentum needed for a winning streak. Indisputably, this match was instrumental in India’s quest towards their first World Trophy in 24 years.

Edited By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Sep 19, 2023

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