Ravi Shastri pays tribute to Yuvraj on 12th anniversary of former Indian all-rounder's iconic 6 sixes feat

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Author 2019-09-20 02:02:08

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As cricket fans celebrated the 12th anniversary of Yuvraj Singh smashing six sixes in an over against England on Thursday, Indian head coach and former commentator Ravi Shashtri paid rich tributes to former Indian all-rounder by reiving the historic feat with the Twitterati. Shashtri, who is known for his oratory skills whenever he sits at the commentary box was having an ordinary spell with English commentator David Llloyd when India locked horns with England in a virtual eliminator of the inaugural T20I World Cup at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban.

Yuvraj had hit the purple patch for the then MS Dhoni side, who were eyeing the showpiece price in 20 overs format's biggest extravaganza - the T20 World Cup, an ICC event which was freshly coined at the time. In the first edition of the T20 World Cup, Dhoni and Co. found themselves crossing swords with the Paul Collingwood-led side on September 19, 2007. Prior to Yuvraj etching his name in the history books, the Indian all-rounder had smashed Andrew Flintoff for two handsome boundaries in the penultimate over.

Flintoff was involved in a verbal spat with the in-form Indian southpaw which added more fuel to the fire when speed merchant Stuart Broad was handed the opportunity to seize India from plundering runs in the final over. What happened in the final six balls is now history. Yuvi wreaked havoc with the willow and ended up smashing six sixes in the final six balls of the Indian innings as he propelled the Men In Blue to a match-winning total of 218 runs in 20 overs.

Remeinsicng the iconic incident which only uplifted Yuvraj's stature as the world's best left-handed batsman in the newly approved 20-overs World Cup stage, Indian head coach Shastri recalled the unforgettable six sixes feat of the retired Indian-all rounder. "12 years ago, I had microphone in my hand and junior had the willow. Relive the magic - @YUVSTRONG12," Shastri tweeted along with video of the historic moment. Thanks to the monstrous six-hitting sree in the final over of the Indian innings, Yuvraj also touched down to his 12-ball half-century - a fifty run knock which remains the fastest in the 20 overs format till date.

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