Team India was the first team to win the T20 World Cup in 2007. But the most memorable part of that tournament was the India’s twin World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh smashing England’s Stuart Broad for six 6s in an over.
Today (19 September), is the 12th anniversary of Yuvraj's achievement and on this occasion, the southpaw tweeted an adorable childhood photo of himself with a bat in his hand and wrote, “12 years ! Never thought I’ll hit 6 in a row . Although started practicing very early special #memory . 666666”
In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals in Durban.
The drama began when India were 171/3 after 18 overs while batting first with Yuvraj and MS Dhoni at the crease. While the duo were looking to finish off strongly, Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over which made Flintoff furious, following a heated argument between the two which came to an end after intervention from the on-field umpires.
This argument got the 37-year-old all pumped up which resulted in Stuart Broad getting hit for 36-runs in the very next over and Yuvraj ended up scoring a 12-ball half-century, the fastest-ever in the T20 format. Before Yuvraj, only Herschelle Gibbs had hit six sixes in an over of a international match.
The southpaw eventually finished on 58 (three 4s and seven 6s) in 16 balls as India amassed 218 for 4. In reply, England were restricted to 200/6 and conceded an 18-run defeat.