It was on this day 14 years ago, when former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh created history in the shortest format as he hit six sixes in an over in the first T20I World Cup against England in 2007.
The flamboyant batsman hit 6 sixes in Stuart Broad’s over and scored his half-century in just 12 balls, which is still the fastest in the T20 format. In that match between India and England, the Men in Blue had won the toss and opted to bat first.
Yuvraj came out to bat When Robin Uthappa’s wicket fell and he allowed India to score 218 runs on the board. India won the match against England by 18 runs.
It was in the 19th over of India’s innings, when Yuvraj clean bowled Broad, hitting 6 sixes and making India’s total of 200 runs.
Here’s a video of Yuvraj’s 6 sixes in an over:
The Men in Blue were able to win the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 and Yuvraj was a key player for the team in the tournament.
The 38-year-old was also phenomenal in India’s World Cup win in 2011 as he became the first all-rounder to score over 300 runs and take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
The feat included four Man of the Match awards and Man of the Tournament for 362 runs and 15 wickets.
Yuvraj announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2019. With a career spanning 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests, Yuvraj cemented his place as a player who could win matches for his side through his electric fielding, fierce batting or smart bowling. .