New Delhi: Out of the many mistakes which former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has done in his cricketing career, provoking Yuvraj Singh in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 is one he will regret for the rest of his life.
Soon after he instigated Yuvi, the southpaw tonked Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes.
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: