Yuvraj Singh nonetheless holds the world report of quickest fifty in T20Is. © AFP
Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes off Stuart Broad’s bowling throughout the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. At present, when your complete nation is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Yuvraj’s particular knock, India head coach Ravi Shastri couldn’t cease himself from turning nostalgic concerning the former India all-rounder’s highly effective innings, which established him as one of the crucial damaging gamers in world cricket. Shastri, who was commentating when Yuvraj was hitting Stuart Broad mercilessly everywhere in the park, tweeted the video of the onslaught and captioned it: “12 years ago, I had microphone in my hand and junior had the willow. Relive the magic [email protected]”.
12 years in the past, I had microphone in my hand and junior had the willow. Relive the magic – @YUVSTRONG12 https://t.co/XiiTNPE1n7
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 19, 2019
Yuvraj set Kingsmead on hearth hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its toes. Within the first version of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India had been in a good spot as they needed to beat England of their group recreation to maintain their possibilities alive of constructing it to the semi-finals in Durban.
The drama started when the India had been on 171/three on the finish of the 18th over of their first innings. With Yuvraj after which skipper MS Dhoni on the crease, the duo was trying to end off on a excessive by amassing as many runs within the demise overs.
Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for 2 fours within the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair bought concerned in an enormous altercation which got here to an finish after the intervention from the on-field umpires.
Nonetheless, what the verbal altercation did was that it pumped up Yuvraj and it was Broad who bore the brunt of his onslaught within the very subsequent over.
Within the 19th over of the innings, the left-hander from Punjab made positive England paid the value for his or her over-aggressiveness and hit six maximums of consecutive deliveries from Broad.
The primary one went over deep mid-wicket, the subsequent over backward sq. leg, the third one over large long-off, then a swat over deep level to a full toss, the fifth one a hoick over sq. leg and eventually a large hit over large long-on.
Within the course of, the Punjab-lad rocketed away to a 12-ball half-century and it was additionally the primary time it occurred in a T20I. It stays the quickest half-century until date within the shortest format of the sport.
The southpaw finally completed on 58 (three 4s and 7 6s) in 16 balls as India amassed 218 for four. In reply, England had been restricted to 200/6, conceding an 18-run defeat.
India finally went on turned World T20 champions after they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in an exciting closing on September 24 in Johannesburg.
(With IANS inputs)