One of the most iconic moments in India’s sporting history came on September 19, 2007. It was on this exact date when Yuvraj Singh scripted history by becoming the first-ever batsman to hit six consecutive sixes in an over in a T20I match in the first-ever T20 World Cup. The knock, in which he made the fastest-ever half-century in a T20I off just 12 balls, came against England at Durban.
It was the 19th over of the innings when Yuvi went berserk after a few angry words were exchanged between him and Andrew Flintoff between the 18th and the 19th overs. However, it was Stuart Broad who came for the 19th over and had to become the victim of Yuvi’s wrath coupled with his class. The India all-rounder smashed six sixes in all corners of the ground and shattered England’s confidence, helping India cross the 200-run mark.
14 years later, Yuvraj has made a funny recreation of that video, telling his fans what happened during the match. He took to Instagram to share the video. “6 छक्कों की कहानी, Yuvi ki ज़ुबानी 6 छक्कों की कहानी, Yuvi ki ज़ुबानी 🤪😂
6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣ What do you think of my acting guys 🤪🤩 Bollywood next?? @stuartbroad just having some fun! @aflintoff11 how about a fun reaction video?” he captioned the video.
Check out the video here:
Talking about this match, India had won the toss and opted to bat first at Durban. Yuvraj came in to bat after the fall of Robin Uthappa’s wicket and thanks to his stupendous achievement, India posted a massive 218 runs on the board.
While at one stage the team was at 171/1 in 18 overs, the verbal altercation with Flintoff seemed to have pumped Yuvi up and resulted in a masterclass from him in the very next over.
The drama began when the Men in Blue were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first innings. With Yuvraj and then skipper MS Dhoni at the crease, the duo was looking to finish off on a high by collecting as many runs in the death overs. While the first six went over deep mid-wicket, the next was played over backward square leg. The third six was sent over wide long-off, the fourth maximum was a slash over the deep point to a wide full toss. While the fifth six was perfectly timed hoick over square leg, the final six was a huge hit over long-on.
India eventually went on to win the match by 18 runs and later lifted the World Cup by beating Pakistan in the finals.