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Many current fans of the Indian cricket team might know Ravi Shastri as the coach of team India. However, there has been one role in his past that he mastered to perfection, and it was the broadcaster’s role. Ravi Shastri has been a great commentator and has been the voice behind multiple iconic moments, the most special being the final six that MS Dhoni hit to win the world cup for team India.
Another iconic moment that Shastri commentated was the over in which Yuvraj Singh smashed Stuart Broad for six 6s in an over. It was in the maiden T20 World Cup back in 2007 in a game between India and England when Yuvraj Singh ripped apart Stuart Broad and became the first-ever player to smashed six 6s in an over in T20 cricket.
What made the moment even more special was Ravi Shastri’s voice behind those 6s and now one of his fellow commentators, David Lloyd has recalled the entire incident.
David Lloyd Recalls How Ravi Shastri Landed In Commentary During Yuvraj’s Thrashing
“We did a thing with Ravi Shastri earlier on, and he said – you may not remember this, Bumble – but you actually … not changed the comm rota, but you said, ‘Ravi, you should be on now towards the end of this innings.’ Is that right?” former England cricketer and host Rob Key asked Llyod during Sky Sports Cricket Podcast.
“That’s right. You know sometimes, these producers haven’t a clue when they’re doing those comm rotas! So I just switched it slightly,” Llyod said.
Ravi Shastri Was All Over It: David Lloyd
“(He was)absolutely brilliant, Ravi (Shastri) was all over it. It was terrific. Broady was going around the park, and that batting … Yuvraj was just flicking it. Just a little flick, and off it went. Brilliant.” Lloyd said.
Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes led to him scoring the fastest international fifty and also paved the way for an Indian victory. The India National Cricket Team eventually went on to win the inaugural T20 World Cup beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the tournament.