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Celebrating The 16th Anniversary Of Yuvraj Singh’s Iconic 6 Sixes Against Stuart Broad
By CricShots - Sep 19, 2023 1:04 pm
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On September 19, 2007, the cricketing world witnessed a moment that would be etched in history forever. Yuvraj Singh, the explosive Indian batsman, achieved an extraordinary feat by hitting six consecutive sixes off England’s Stuart Broad during a crucial match in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20. As we celebrate the 16th anniversary of this incredible moment, let’s revisit that unforgettable day and relive the magic created by Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes against Stuart Broad

The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 was already creating waves with its fast-paced and thrilling format. India, under the leadership of M.S. Dhoni, faced England in a crucial Super 8 encounter at Kingsmead, Durban. Both teams were vying for a spot in the semi-finals.

Yuvraj Singh came to the crease with India comfortably positioned at 171/3 in the 17th over. The stage was set for fireworks, but no one could have predicted what was about to unfold. Stuart Broad, a talented young bowler, was tasked with bowling the 18th over.

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In an astonishing display of power-hitting, Yuvraj dispatched Stuart Broad’s first ball over long-on for a massive six. The crowd erupted, sensing something extraordinary in the making. What followed was sheer cricketing brilliance. Yuvraj went on to hit six consecutive sixes in that over, with each delivery being dispatched to different parts of the stadium. Broad, visibly shaken, could only watch as the ball sailed over the boundary again and again.


Yuvraj Singh’s remarkable feat not only made him the first-ever batsman to achieve six consecutive sixes in a T20I but also helped him reach the fastest fifty in T20I cricket, coming in just 12 balls. India posted an imposing total of 218/4, eventually winning the match convincingly. Yuvraj’s heroics not only boosted India’s confidence but also became a symbol of hope for Indian cricket fans.

Yuvraj Singh’s historic feat in the World T20 2007 will forever remain one of the most cherished moments in the history of Indian cricket. It inspired countless young cricketers to believe in the impossible and pursue their dreams relentlessly. Yuvraj’s legacy transcends boundaries and continues to inspire generations of cricketers worldwide.

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As we celebrate the 16th anniversary of Yuvraj Singh’s iconic 6 sixes against Stuart Broad, we pay tribute to a cricketing legend whose audacious display of power-hitting and unwavering spirit made him a hero in the hearts of millions. The memory of that remarkable day continues to shine brightly in the annals of cricket history, reminding us of the magic that the sport can create.