Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni have gifted followers a few of the biggest moments in Indian cricket whereas batting collectively. Yuvraj Singh was the non-striker when MS Dhoni hit the profitable runs of the 2011 World Cup.
4 years earlier than that, in one other world occasion – T20 World Cup – MS Dhoni was standing on the different hand when Yuvraj Singh grew to become the primary and thus far the one batsman to hit six sixes in an over in a T20I.
Yuvraj Singh Thinks MS Dhoni Was Very Completely happy To See Him Hit 6 Consecutive Sixes Off Stuart Broad
Nearly 14 years since Yuvraj Singh hit England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over, the previous India all-rounder revealed how captain MS Dhoni felt standing on the non-striker’s finish.
“I believe MS was very completely happy. Should you’re the captain and the opposite man is simply hitting six after six, you’re simply completely happy that the rating is growing and it was a must-win sport,” Yuvraj informed Gaurav Kapur within the ’22 Yarns’ podcast.
Yuvraj Singh had additionally registered the quickest T20I fifty off simply 12 balls in that match, serving to India keep alive within the match, which they afterward received by beating Pakistan within the finals.
“I keep in mind I hit two good boundaries off Flintoff which he clearly didn’t like. He stated one thing to me and I stated one thing again. It was fairly a severe struggle at the moment. The umpires additionally got here in. I simply felt like I needed to hit each ball out of the park,” Yuvraj revealed.
Yuvraj Singh featured in two World Cup wins for India (T20 World Cup in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011). Within the 2007 T20 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh scored solely 148 runs within the match, with two fifties. However he received these runs at a strike charge near 195. His 12-ball half-century towards England within the match stays the quickest fifty in worldwide cricket as he hit 6 sixes in a single over off Stuart Broad.
With 362 runs at a mean of 90.5 and 15 wickets at a mean of 25.13, he was a key participant in India’s second ODI World Cup win 11 in 20after a hiatus of 28 years, and deservingly received the Participant of the Match award.
Yuvraj Singh Ready Himself For Full-Size Deliveries
The left-hander who performed one other blistering inning within the semi-final towards Australia defined how he ready himself for fuller lengths supply as soon as he hit Stuart Broad for a few sixes at the beginning of the over.
“Fortunately, the primary ball I hit (off Broad) went out of the park. The second ball I hit, went into the gang. The third ball I hit over level, the place I hadn’t even hit a boundary in my profession. Collingwood got here and informed Broad to maintain bowling yorkers to me exterior off-stump as a result of the off-side was massive.”
“However Broad considered bowling into my legs. So when he determined to try this, I knew he was in hassle. The fifth ball hit the toe of my bat, it was a small boundary that went over Flintoff. The sixth ball I knew he has to bowl a yorker. So I used to be able to hit it straight and it was in my arc,” stated Yuvraj Singh.
“My first look was to Flintoff, giving him a cheeky smile. My re-examination was to Dimitri Mascarenhas form of telling him that the scores are settled after which clearly I did a fist pump with Dhoni. It really didn’t register to me that I had hit six sixes. For me, it was all about settling the scores with England.”
Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh recalled how former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff angered him that led to the southpaw hitting six sixes off Stuart Broad through the inaugural version of the ICC World T20 in 2007. Yuvraj Singh slammed six maximums in a single Stuart Broad over throughout his majestic 14-ball 58 which in the end proved to be the distinction between the 2 sides as India received the match by 18 runs.