Ravi Shastri Gets Nostalgic, Pays Tribute To Yuvraj Singh's Six Sixes
It has been 12 years since Yuvraj Singh smashed six consecutive sixes off England pacer Stuart Broad at the World T20 in 2007, a moment that is etched in the memory of the Indian fans forever. It is perhaps one of the most talked-about moments in the history of Indian cricket and no Indian has managed to surpass the feat yet. Yuvraj Singh himself recalled the milestone and took to Twitter to post a childhood picture of himself witha bat and said that it was indeed a special moment for him. Yuvraj Singh, who enjoys a huge loyal fan base as no other cricketer does, was for long the Men in Blue's number four batsman and the star all-rounder who could do magic on the field to get India across the line. But it wasn't just Yuvraj Singh who was hit by nostalgia, for more prominent faces also shared memories of the record-breaking moment back in 2007.
Ravi Shastri remembers Yuvraj Singh's moment
Indian head coach Ravi Shastri is famously known for his booming voice in the commentary box and Indian fans have long associated his voice booming in the background with historical milestones for Team India on-field. From former skipper MS Dhoni's winning six in the final of the 2011 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in 2007, Ravi Shastri's voice has been fused along with the memory of the event, such being the effect of Ravi Sjhastri's voice during the magical moments. 12 years after Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes, Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to share his memory of Yuvraj Singh's bashing. Ravi Shastri took to reveal that while he was holding a microphone in the commentary box, his junior (Yuvraj Singh) was with the bat on-field and after that, there was just magic. Ravi Shastri shared a video of the magical moment on the micro-blogging website. See Ravi Shastri's tweet here:
12 years ago, I had microphone in my hand and junior had the willow. Relive the magic - @YUVSTRONG12https://t.co/XiiTNPE1n7— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 19, 2019
The buildup to the history
While India was struggling to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2007 World T20 championship in South Africa, it was the crucial match against England that turned the tables for India. The game, at its pace, was proceeding with 171/3 in the middle of 18th over. Batsman, Yuvraj Singh was on the field with the skipper, MS Dhoni, both trying to score high in order to set a maximum target for England. The drama began when Yuvraj Singh scored two fours in the 18th over and got into an argument with the infuriated England bowler Andrew Flintoff. The argument got so heated that it had to be stopped with the interference of on-field umpires.
Pissed after the argument, Yuvraj Singh was on strike with Stuart Broad bowling. Singh made sure to channelise his anger and energy into the game and started hitting six after six in the 19th over of the match. The first one went over deep mid-wicket, the next over backward square leg, the third one over wide long-off, then a swat over a deep point to a full toss, the fifth one a hoick over square leg and finally a massive hit over wide long-on. The left-handed batsman then went on to score the fastest half-century in the shortest format of the game till date. Later, India finished at 218/4 whereas England could only make 200/6 subsequently losing the match.