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Ravi Shastri gets nostalgic, relives memory of Yuvi’s 6 sixes

Mohali: India head coach Ravi Shastri went down reminiscence lane to alleviate the magic of Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes towards England within the inaugural World T20 which M.S. Dhoni-led India gained.

“12 years ago, I had microphone in my hand and junior had the willow. Relive the magic,” Shastri wrote in a tweet sharing the video of Yuvraj smashing a younger Stuart Broad to all corners of the park. Shastri was commentating when it occurred on this present day in 2007.

Yuvraj set Kingsmead on hearth hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its ft. Within the first version of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India had been in a decent spot as they needed to beat England of their group sport to maintain their probabilities alive of creating it to the semi-finals in Durban.

The drama started when the Males in Blue had been on 171/three on the finish of the 18th over of their first innings. With Yuvraj after which skipper Dhoni on the crease, the duo was trying to end off on a excessive by amassing as many runs within the dying overs.

Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for 2 fours within the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair acquired concerned in a giant altercation which got here to an finish after the intervention from the on-field umpires.

Nevertheless, 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 worth 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 an enormous 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 ultimately completed on 58 (three 4s and 7 6s) in 16 balls as India amassed 218 for 4. In reply, England had been restricted to 200/6, conceding an 18-run defeat.

India ultimately went on turned World T20 champions after they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in an exciting last on September 24 in Johannesburg.

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