On this day, September 19, 2007, former India batter Yuvraj Singh created history. He smashed six sixes in one over in the T20 World Cup 2007. In a match of the Super Eight match vs England, he became the first batter to hit six sixes in T20I cricket.
Last year he himself posted a video of him sitting with his 8-month-old son Orion Keech Singh in his lap and watching the historic feat on its 15th anniversary. The southpaw also scored the fastest-ever fifty in T20I history and the record that still stands. He reached the fifty-run mark in just 12 balls.
Here’s the video
Yuvraj Singh on this day 16 years ago:
6,6,6,6,6,6 against Stuart Broad in a single over – also became the fastest ever in history to complete a fifty in just 12 balls. pic.twitter.com/cEpfBUAryC
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 19, 2023
Yuvraj Singh blasts Stuart Broad for six sixes
The incident happened in the 19th over of the first innings and Yuvraj exchanged some words with English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff. This heated moment backlashed against the veteran pacer Stuart Broad. As he faced some brutal hitting from the Punjab-born batter.
The stage was set for the 41-year-old batter after Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag gave the Men in Blue a good start. Both of them scored half-centuries and added a 136-run partnership for the first wicket. Yuvraj got out scoring 58 off 16 deliveries hitting seven sixes and three fours.
In a recent interview after this year’s Ashes, the former pacer said, “I started building my ‘warrior mode’ that I call it after that experience. Ultimately, I wish that didn’t happen. What really helped me that it was a dead rubber, so I didn’t feel like I’d knocked us out of the World Cup. But I think it steeled me up to make me the competitor I am to this day, and has driven me forward a huge amount. I’d rushed my preparation, I didn’t have any pre-ball routine, I didn’t have any focus.”
After this innings Broad’s legacy did not disappear, he went on to take over 600 Test wickets and was a key member of England’s 2010 T20 World Cup-winning side. He announced his retirement after the end of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in 2023.