new Delhi: September 19 is considered a historic day in the cricket world. In fact, exactly 13 years ago today, the Indian cricket team all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set a milestone in cricket history by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls of England fast bowler Stuart Broad during the T20 World Cup 2007. did. This record of Yuvi is still present in T20 international cricket. But do you know why Yuvraj Singh finally hit 6 sixes in 6 balls. Let us tell you in this article the story behind 6 sixes of Yuvi.
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Andrew Flintoff of England made Yuvi angry
During the T20 World Cup 2007, a match between India vs England was played on 19 September 2007 in Durban, South Africa. Team India was batting first in this match. India’s Salami batsman Virender Sehwag added 58 and Gautam Gambhir gave a blistering start to add 136 runs in 14.4 overs for the first wicket.
Yuvraj Singh came to the ground after India’s 3 wickets fell. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) was also present at the crease with Yuvi. But shortly after, England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff clashed with Yuvraj Singh and both of them got upset. Yuvraj Singh got angry on this and in the very next over, Yuvi pulled out his anger in Stuart Broad’s over.
Yuvi targeted Stuart Broad
After the feud between Yuvraj Singh and Andrew Flintoff, England fast bowler Stuart Broad took the field with the 19th over of the innings. But Broad probably did not know that he was going to witness a history in that over. As Stuart Broad bowled the first ball to Yuvi, he hit that ball towards long on for 6 runs.
After that Yuvraj did not stop and gave 5 consecutive sixes and roots in the next 5 balls of Broad without any interruption. In this way Yuvi scored a total of 36 runs in 6 balls and 6 sixes in that over, and set a world record in T20 International. After this, Yuvraj had told in gestures by looking at Andrew Flintoff. That it is very heavy to mess with them.
Yuvraj hit 50 runs in 12 balls
This match of England vs Team India had many records. First of all, the world record was set in T20 International by putting 6 sixes in 6 balls in Yuvi. With the help of these 6 sixes, Yuvraj Singh also completed his 50 runs in 12 balls. This is the fastest fifty in the history of T20 international, which is still intact. Yuvraj Singh played a total of 58 runs in 16 balls in this match. While his strike rate was 362.50. Which included 3 fours and 7 sixes. Yuvraj was also chosen as the ‘Man of the Match’ for his best innings.
India defeated England by 18 runs
Team India set a mammoth target of 219 runs in 20 overs in front of England on the basis of explosive innings of Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj. In response, the England team could only score 200 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 18 runs. The highest wicket for India was jerked by all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Pathan took 3 wickets for 37 runs in 4 overs during this match.