Recalling Yuvraj Singh six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad in ICC T20 World Cup 2007

13 years ago, Yuvi smashed 6 sixes in an over of England's pacer Stuart Broad in T20 WC 2007

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 19, 2020 11:09 IST
Recalling Yuvraj Singh six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad in ICC T20 World Cup 2007
Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in an over during 2007 T20 World Cup (Image source: BCCI Twitter handle)

Highlights: 

  • Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in an over during 2007 T20 World Cup
  • This feat of Yuvi marked as India's lifting their maiden ICC Cricket World T20 trophy in 2007

Yuvi smashed 6 sixes in an over: On the same day before 13 years ago, Kingsmead Cricket ground set on fire as the former India star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh created history by smashing six sixes in an over of England fast bowler Stuart Broad's over in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 due to which India won the first-ever T20 World Cup title in 2007 against England. Yuvi Yuvraj Singh scored 58 off 16 balls in this match. The most destructive batsman Yuvraj Singh has smashed six sixes in six balls of England pacer Stuart Broad's over and scored his fifty in just 12 balls, which is still the fastest in T20's. In this match, The Men in Blue have won the toss and elected to bat first and posted 218 runs on the board. After that, England was restricted by Indis to a total of 200/6 and won this match by 18 runs. Yuvraj Singh was a and Yuvraj was a crucial player for India in this ICC T20 World Cup 2007.

The drama began when the Men in Blue were at the score of 171/3 at the end of the 18th overs in their first innings when Yuvi hits 2 fours of Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over. In the very next over, Yuvraj Singh hits the first ball of the 19th over, over deep mid-wicket. The next over backward square leg, the third one over wide long-off, then a swat over the deep point to a full toss, the fifth one a hoick over square leg and finally a massive hit over wide long-on and made it six sixes in a row.

The 38-year-old aggressive all-rounder was phenomenal in India's ICC Cricket World Cup historic victory in 2011 as he became the first all-rounder to score over 300 runs and pick 15 wickets in a single World Cup. This feat of Yuvi rewarded 4 Man of the Match awards and Man of the tournament for his 362 runs and 15 wickets. 

Last year, Yuvraj Singh had announced his retirement from International Cricket. His carrier was extraordinary. Yuvi played 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests in total.