WATCH: When Yuvraj Singh slammed six consecutive sixes against Stuart Broad in ICC World T20 2007
Yuvi's 16-ball 58, which included six consecutive sixes against Stuart Broad, will go down as one of the most scintillating knocks in limited-overs cricket.
New Delhi: Veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh might currently be struggling to make a comeback in the Indian team, but undeniably, he has been one of the most entertaining cricketers in world cricket.
Out of the many moments Yuvraj Singh has given his fans to cherish, one that stands out is the one where he smashed England pacer Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in ICC World Twenty20 2007.
The incident took place on September 19 at Kingsmead in Durban.
After 18 overs, India had already reached a decent total of 171 runs.
Just before the 19th over bowler by Broad, Yuvi was provoked by Andrew Flintoff. The southpaw took his anger out on Broad as hit him for six sixes in his last over. Even in Flintoff's last over, Yuvi hit him for another six before being dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings.
Yuvi's 16-ball 58 will go down as one of the most scintillating knocks in limited-overs cricket.
In an interview with former Bollywood actress Simi Garewal for Star World, Yuvi had revealed the exact words which were exchanged between the two cricketers. The southpaw refused to speak the derogatory words which were used by both of them.
Recalling the incident, Yuvi said Flintoff told him, "Those were ____ ridiculous shots, because I had hit him for two boundaries in that over. I said _____ you. Then he said, excuse me. I said you heard what I said. And he said I will cut your throat off. I said you see this bat in my hand. You know where I gonna hit you with this bat?"
When asked whether the heated exchange of words charged him up, the flamboyant left-hander said, "It got me really worked up. I was really angry and I just wanted to hit every ball out of the ground, just give it back. Sometimes, it's good for you. Sometimes, it backfires. But on that day I think it backfired them."
Here is a video of the incident: