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On This Day 2007: Yuvraj Singh hits Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over

Yuvraj Singh had the ability to upset the any bowler of the world on his day.  On This day, 11 years ago, Yuvi did the same thing. The opposition team was England and the tournament was the first T-20 World Cup.

Yuvraj hit the six sixes on 6 balls of Stuart Braod over and raced to his fifty in just 12 balls.

In Anger hit six sixes

Yuvraj Singh scored 58 runs in this match 16 balls with a horrific innings. The amusing thing is that in this innings, the Yuvi hit more sixes than the fours. During this innings, Yuvraj scored three fours and seven sixes. Yuvraj surprised everyone by hitting six sixes of Stuart Broad’s 6 balls. But do you know that the Yuvraj had played this innings in anger?

Indeed, during this innings, England’s all-rounder Andrew Flintoff said Yuvraj shots were absurd.He got annoyed at this and he also called Flintoff silly. Listening to this, Andrew told him to cut his throat with the bat. Just what, then, Yuvraj’s anger also reached the seventh heaven. Yuvraj said to Flintoff that the bat which is in my hand is looking at it, I will hit you with this bat. Yuvraj’s heated argument with Flintoff was made in the 18th over of the Indian innings when the Yuvraj hit two consecutive fours on his two balls and then took a single on the last ball. But Stuart Broad suffered a outbreak of Flintoff’s rage. Yuvraj Singh made history on Durban’s field by hitting six sixes in Broad’s 6 balls in the 19th over of the innings.

Yuvraj created history by becoming the first man in the world to hit six sixes in an over in T20Is. The left hander played an innings of 58 runs off just 14 balls to guide India to 218 runs. England batted well but managed to reach only 200 runs in their alloted 20 overs.  

This was the first and so far remains the only occurrence of any batsman smashing six sixes in an over in a T20I. Herschelle Gibbs had achieved the feat in a One-Day International during the World Cup in 2007 against the Netherlands while Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri have managed to do so in first-class cricket.

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