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Yuvraj Singh Opens Up on What was Going Through His Mind When He Hit Six Sixes 

Yuvraj Singh Opens Up on What was Going Through His Mind When He Hit Six Sixes
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - 19 September: Six no. 5, India's Yuvraj Singh hits six sixes off Stuart Broad of England in one over for his 58 runs off 16 balls during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship Super Eights match between England and India at Kingsmead on September 19, 2007 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

More than ten years after lighting up Kingsmead Durban with his sensational batting, India’s veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh opened up on what was going through his mind when Stuart Broad was about to deliver the sixth ball of the over after conceding sixes on all the previous five deliveries during the game in 2007 World T20.

An altercation with Andrew Flintoff had fired up the Indian star and a young Stuart Broad had to pay a hefty price for his compatriot’s mistake. Broad tried out every ploy, yorker, full-toss, bowling from over the wicket as well as around the wicket, but nothing worked as each of the six deliveries was deposited in every corner of the ground for a maximum. Yuvraj had gone on to score his fifty off just 12 balls, as India defeated England and went on to lift the inaugural World T20 title.

The World Cup-winning star recalled the monumental moment after being named as an ambassador for Laureus.

“The pressure was on him (Stuart Broad) obviously on the sixth ball. I felt it was my day and I knew that the bowler is going to make a mistake and I am going to pounce on it because anything which I hit was going off the middle of the bat,” recalled Yuvraj.

Yuvraj also expressed his delight over giving it back to England. A couple of weeks before hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes, Yuvraj was on the receiving end, as Dimitri Mascarenhas hit him for five consecutive sixes during an ODI game at The Oval.

“I remember getting hit for five sixes against England, but very few people remember that, so I was happy to give it back,” he said.

Meanwhile, the southpaw is currently out of the Indian team. He returned to the team earlier this year, and although he showed promise early on, he failed to sustain the form and was consequently dropped.

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